Global Design Trends: “Creating something that will emerge into something unexpected”

Global Design Trends: “Creating something that will emerge into something unexpected”

Aldwin Ong, Associate Principal in Wilson Associates’ Singapore office, talks with Kohler about the latest interior design trends in Asia and around the world as a part of the “DesignFul.” blog.

Reprinted with permission from Kohler.

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4296-Newworld-Beijing-Tian-Tan-Kitchen-678x509The New World Beijing Tian Tan Kitchen.

As a principal designer at Wilson Associates, an interior architectural design firm that is taking a holistic approach, Aldwin is looking to energize space, to create mash ups. He and the team are searching for contrasts between something old and new, something bold and neutral, something expected and unexpected.

4732-Swissotel_bedroom1-768x512The mock-up guestroom for the renovation of Swissotel The Stamford Singapore.

In the bathroom the challenge is such that the footprint of the hotels are getting smaller. The ratio of the bathroom space is bigger, however, the rooms are smaller. The design need to be unique and more innovative in order to merge things together. Aldwin and his team strive to make things simpler and embrace new technologies to make bathrooms more interesting in terms of design and functionality.

4114-Newworld-Beijing-_Bathroom-768x512The guestroom bathroom of the New World Beijing hotel.

The Wilson Associates team in Singapore gets inspired by start-up technology websites such as kick-starter or every-day technology. The key to the design finally is how to merge the different elements. Watch the video of Aldwin discussing design trends:

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