Name: Nikki Hunt & Andrea Savage
Company: Design Intervention
Position within company: Principals
Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
Design Intervention id is helmed by partners, Nikki Hunt and Andrea Savage. The company was founded by Nikki Hunt in 2004. Nikki was born in the UK and studied Economics at the London School of Economics before moving to Asia in 1990. Nikki lived in Hong Kong and Jakarta before settling in Singapore. Andrea joined the company
in 2010 and was made a partner soon after. Andrea is an Australian national who studied design in London.
How would you describe your personal interior design style?
Design Intervention is a Singapore based design studio. Our team comprises interior designers, architects, stylists, Interior architects and project managers. Thus, enabling us to take a project from conception though to fruition: creating a totally bespoke home. We do not have a house style; rather our portfolio is as diverse as our clients are. We believe that good design improves quality of life, affects mood and invokes a sense of well being. Our mission is to enhance the lives of our clients by creating homes that are uniquely tailored to their lifestyle, aspirations and personalities.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
Our team of 24 is made up of 12 different nationalities – each bringing their own unique experience to the Design Intervention team. With such a diverse group, we inspire each other. We believe design is a passion. If you are truly passionate about design then inspiration will be found in everything around you-the set of a TV show, the details on a friends dress or the colours in a garden.
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what would it be?
Restraint. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.
How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
The Design Awards play a critical role in raising industry standards. They inspire design professional to strive for new, fresh ideas and higher standards of workmanship. Celebrating excellence motivates and drives the competitive spirit in us all, resulting in the pursuit of excellence and ever-higher standards.
What projects are you currently working on?
We are working on a ski resort in Niseko Japan, a penthouse in Singapore and a bungalow in Sentosa.
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Later this year, we plan to officially launch our Signature series of in-house furniture designs for purchase online. We have found that in this globalized world, the same, well-known pieces are available to everyone all over the world. Whilst they may be lovely pieces, this means that it is increasing difficult to personalize our homes. At Design Intervention, we have been designing our own pieces to give a unique signature to our projects. We have put together a collection of our favourite designs, which will be available to purchase on line later this year.