Name: Sasivimol Sinthawanarong
Company: JARKEN group of companies
Position within company: Design Principal
.Tell us a little about your background in design
Bachelor of Architect (Interior Architecture) Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Post-graduate Diploma (Interior Design) Domus Academy, Milan
Post-graduate Diploma (Design Management) Parsons, NY
Co-Founder of JARKEN, one of the biggest Architect and Interior Design firms in Thailand.
I have been recognized by several magazines a talented interior designer for my work both in residential and commercial design fields. My works often appears in numerous design magazines at international and national levels since 2002. In 2009 I was recognized and awarded as one of the most promising young interior designer in Asia Pacific by the World Federation of Interior Architect.
How would you describe your personal interior design style?
Smart Luxury, Creative, Simple yet exclusive.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
Surrounding unforeseen reflection of contemporary design and fashion emerging between the digital and the physical realms. Collaboration of natural forms and functions collapses into any object with intrinsic sensorial behaviours. Everything single bits of those that encounter my everyday life.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
Traditional architectural interiors and material compositions will be re-evaluated, renewed and re-balanced, carefully combining multiple
textures, materials and shapes in a bid to bring lightness, health and well being into day-to-day lives.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2015 and beyond.
HONEST MATERIAL & METHODS
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what would it be?
Always try to be creative. Being creative is about being “never enough” There is no final piece of work. No final applause. There is only an appetite that is never satisfied.
How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
Your voice should be heard, your success should be recognised.
What projects are you currently working on?
Boutique Hotels in Thailand and around South East Asia, and a number of large residential projects in Bangkok.
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Continue to become stronger with regards to personal design intent with clear and concise statement in design output
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession?
My 3 adorable boys
Your favourite holiday destination?
Your favourite hotel / restaurant / bar?
Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
Your favourite book / film / song?
About Time, Love Actually
Your favourite food and drink?
Japanese and Italian
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
Rather be no one!