Name: Michael Ong and Jeremy Tay
Company: Prestige Global Designs
Position within company: Directors
Tell us a little about your background in design…
Michael Ong, founder of Prestige Global Designs (PGD) Pte Ltd, is a London-trained award- winning interior designer well-known for his ability to capture the essence of diversified design styles ranging from Modern, Classical to Resort styles with touches of luxury and opulence; a representation of his signature style. He offers bespoke design solutions that embrace timeless elegance for both private residences and commercial hospitality spaces and offices. His clientele comprises largely of the high net worth profile and the discerning, both locally and internationally.
Jeremy Tay, awarded Bachelor of Biotechnology with First Class Honours, was offered two scholarships to do his research with the Dean of the Faculty of Science during his study years in Australia. Jeremy, however, has chosen to follow his heart & passion in pursing his dreams in Interior Design and is the other mastermind behind the great success to some of our premium projects such as The Orchard Residences Show Suite, Nassim Park Residences & The Dharmawangsa Residences II in Jakarta.
How would you describe your personal interior design style?
Prestige Global Designs is very diversified in all interior design styles. We create and build luxurious interiors worthy of the finest hotels for residences, show suites, hospitality and offices. The award-winning form prides itself on luxurious design customised to individual requirements, and ingenious planning for maximum spatial functionality. Prestige Global Designs seeks to exceed the expectations of business and home owners that are accustomed to the finest life has to offer by transforming their living space into a showcase of prestigious living.
Prestige Global Designs understands the effects of textures, colours and materials in interior design, and uses these elements to transform the simplest room into one of splendour and sophistication to meet the unique demands of its clients, bringing their fantasies to life in a masterpiece of functionality and beauty.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
We have a very strong passion in design. Basically, design inspiration can come from anything and everything around us – fashion, cars and even fragrances that conjure certain emotions and thoughts.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
Prestige Global Designs believes and creates diversified interior design styles that combine with luxury and opulence with details that are unique to individuals and their projects, creating beautiful interiors that speak volumes about their inhabitants.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2015 and beyond.
Modern Classical, Modern Luxury, Contemporary, Contemporary Resort and Chinoiserie (East Meets West)
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what would it be?
Identify a suitable design theme that is suitable for the client’s lifestyle.
How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
They help to give recognitions to Interior Designers and Architects for their talents and efforts in creating good designs.
What projects are you currently working on?
We are currently working on two landed projects and three condominium projects in Orchard and Nassim areas.
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Continue to create good designs with good workmanship and grow a stronger team.
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession?
Michael and Jeremy: Family, friends and our wonderful team
Your favourite holiday destination?
Your favourite hotel / restaurant / bar?
Michael: Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Au Jardin, Cut by Wolfgang Puck
Jeremy: Fullerton Bay Hotel, Au Jardin, Cut by Wolfgang Puck
Your favourite book / film / song?
Michael: Tales of the Two Cities/ Notting Hill/ Hung Up
Jeremy: Harry Potter/ The Notebook/ The Scientist
Your favourite food and drink?
Jeremy: Seafood and Fruits
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
Michael: Reading a book
Jeremy: Spending time with my beloved cats.
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
Anything else interesting?
Michael: Dessert Chef