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Guess which design studio scooped the award for Best Interior Design in Asia-Pacific?

By: Jo Ann Gamelo-Bernabe

Hypothetically speaking here: If you’d just snapped up a brand-new 5-star ski chalet at the base of Mount Niseko Annapuri in Japan and wanted to give the interior a luxe blend of contemporary elegance and Japanese charm, where would you even start your moodboard? Singapore’s leading design consultancy Design Intervention was brought in to do this just for Kasara Townhouse, one of eight townhouses owned and developed by the YTL Group. The results of the project were so breathtaking that it beat firms from over 20 countries in the region and won Design Intervention the award for Best Interior Design for a Private Residence in Asia-Pacific at the International Property Awards for 2015-2016 – for the second year running!

Competition for the prestigious property gongs (now in their 21st year) is steep, with an independent judging panel of 70 industry experts chaired by Lord Caithness and Lord Best, members of the House of Lords in the UK Parliament. ‘Singapore is establishing itself as a regional presence in the field of design and we are delighted to be recognised on this international stage and bring this award home for Singapore,’ says Nikki Hunt, who founded Design Intervention with Andrea Savage in 2004.

Want to see the award-winning mountain retreat in all its ‘Japanese Alpine Luxe’ glory? Of course you do, and here it is. We can totally imagine Niseko Village’s skiing elite carving in here after a day out on the freezing slopes!

Design Intervention’s scope of work was huge, and involved everything from interior space planning, furniture, electrical and heating layout, and floor, wall and ceiling finishes, to carpentry, millwork and lighting designs, selection of kitchen appliances, hardware and ironmongery, furniture design and soft furnishings. And, as a quick flick through the gallery shows, the bespoke interior is bang on brief!

For the scoop on Design Intervention’s services, head over to their blog Our Design Intervention or visit them at their their newly expanded Dempsey studio. Along with three meeting rooms and a quiet work space for the architects and design team, the 4000sq ft renovated space showcases Design Intervention’s bespoke furniture creations, as well as a huge display of luxury fabrics and wallpapers sourced by Nikki and Andrea from all over the world. Interiors heaven!

Design Intervention, 75E Loewen Road, Tanglin Village, 248845; Tel: (65) 6506 0920; Email: info@diid.sg

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