Name: Suzanne Wong
Company: Attitude Asia Interiors
Position within company: Managing Director
Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
Suzanne Wong, a visionary in luxury lifestyle and an advocate for premium quality. In her 16 years of interior design experience, Suzanne is well known for creating understated elegance.
Born in Macau, raised under European cultural influence and educated in the United States, Suzanne developed a strong passion for creating timeless beauty, as well as extraordinary skills in artistic direction and style within today’s international environments. In 1996, Suzanne devoted her passions in working within the luxury lifestyle industry focused on directing brand images, interiors settings, and marketing for international luxury brands, including Cartier, Cerruti, and Ermenegildo Zegna. Through her working life in Europe, Hong Kong, and China, the East-meets-West lifestyle experiences have enriched Suzanne’s ability to portray vivid personality in her interior design projects with an international perspective.
With a tasteful imagination for spatial experience, Suzanne gives life to all her design commissions……. from an Art Deco office lobby to a Cote D´Azure luxury resort. Her sophisticated sense of space, proportion, color, and detail is appreciated by discerning private clients, as well as notable publicly listed property developers in Europe, Hong Kong, and China. The philosophy of inserting“a soul” into her projects has become her design mantra.
How would you describe your personal interior design style?
Understated elegance and timelessness is very important to all of my projects. Regardless of the design direction, each project should reflect a sense of sophistication and calmness.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
Art exhibitions, traveling, books, movies and nature are my inspirations.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
As we evolve, our homes and work spaces should too. The new movement of design is about reflecting our inner-self and enhancing it.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2019 and beyond.
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what would it be?
Any design schemes should have a soul with a story to tell.
How important are The International Hotel & Property Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
It is a very good platform for designers from all around the world to share and learn from each other.
What projects are you currently working on?
The team is working on a 7,000 square feet show house, a 300 keys luxury hotel and a 22 storeys commercial building at the moment.
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
The goal of the coming twelve months, and at any given time, is to make the results of every project a token of pleasure for both me and my clients.
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:
Your most treasured possession?
A quote from The Little Prince, “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart. “My most treasured possession is what touches my heart.
Your favourite holiday destination?
Any small quiet town in Europe with true natural beauty.
Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar?
Villa Feltrinelli is my favorite hotel. No restaurant and bar is better than my own home.
Your favourite book, film & song?
Your favourite food and drink?
A very nice cup of hot chocolate.
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
Sitting outdoor with my dog in a tranquil garden reading a good book.
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
A Psychologist with a holistic approach.