Name: Michael Ong & Jeremy Tay
Company: Prestige Global Designs
Position within company: Directors
Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
A great design, exuding luxe and prestige, is as much science as it is art – you can’t do without intuition in visual organisation.
Michael Ong, founder of Prestige Global Designs, is a London-trained award- winning interior designer known for his mastery of multiple design tangents including modern, classical, and resort- based styles that he seamlessly blends with his signature touch of opulence and luxury.
Michael offers bespoke design solutions that embrace timeless elegance for both private residential and commercial hospitality spaces and offices.
His clientele comprises largely high-net worth, discerning, local and foreign individuals.
There’s a certain science to design as we seek the perfect balance between pragmatism and aesthetics – not unlike chemical equilibrium.
Jeremy Tay, awarded Bachelor of Biotechnology with First Class Honours, was offered two research scholarships with the Dean of the Faculty of Science during his study years in Australia.
Jeremy, however, has chosen to follow his heart & passion in pursuing his dreams in interior design and is the other mastermind behind the resounding success of the firm’s premium projects including The Orchard Residences Show Suite, Nassim Park Residences & The Dharmawangsa Residences II in Jakarta.
How would you describe your personal design style?
We would like to embark on different diversified styles and always inject a sense of luxury to the style.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
Our design inspiration comes from anything and anywhere such as nature, fashion, architecture.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
We believe that design is moving towards individualism and socialism. The appeal for design to be unique and individualistic has never been stronger.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2019 and beyond.
Natural materials – using stones, concrete and granite to create a soothing ambience
Velvet furnishing – helps to add touches to a luxurious interior
Floral and tropical prints – when interpreted in a modern context, it can help to create a refreshing interior
Mix of metals – using copper, brass and silver details can help to create a sophisticated interior
Black & White – the visual contrast of these 2 colours will create a balance and timeless interior
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
There is no right or wrong. Be bold and believe in yourself.
How important are The International Design & Architecture Awards?
It creates a platform to showcase and share interior design ideas.
What projects are you currently working on?
We are currently working on several penthouses and landed houses, as well as an office space.
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Always on the lookout for innovative ideas and materials.
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:
Your most treasured possession? Reputation
Your favourite holiday destination? Japan
Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar? Le Fitz Roy in Val Thorens, France
Your favourite book, film & song? The Shape of Water
Your favourite food and drink? Sushi and Matcha tea
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon? Have a cup of Matcha tea and indulge in a scoop of Matcha gelao
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?Never thought about it.