Thinking of becoming an interior designer? Join our guest speakers Frank Leung, Emma Maclean and Stefano Tordiglione as they share some insights, case studies and advice on working in the interior design industry. Great networking opportunities with industry people as well as Insight School teachers, over drinks.
From 11am - Meet teachers, see student projects, learn about courses
6.00pm - Presentations by Frank Leung, Emma Maclean and Stefano Tordiglione
7.15pm - Drinks & networking
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Frank Leung: Via. Founder and Principal
Frank is the driving force behind award winning design studio via. A graduate of the University of Texas, Austin, Frank carries over 20 years’ experience in varying capacities creating high-end residential, hospitality and commercial projects, including Cyberport at Telegraph Bay; supertall mixed-use ICC over Kowloon Station; and Peak One residences in Tai Wai. Frank describes the ethos of the studio: “We build an intimate understanding and respect for what’s there: the site, the client, and the brief. We craft spaces and palettes, moods and emotions, with passion and persistence. In the end, we want to achieve delight and beauty, an unforgettable experience, a smile on people’s faces.” Working on many scales from products, graphic, interior, to architectural design, Frank founded via. in 2009.
Emma Maclean: EM Bespoke Founder
Emma Maclean is a Hong Kong based Interior Designer specializing in Hospitality and Residential projects in Hong Kong and abroad. Born in Taiwan and raised in Hong Kong, Emma graduated from the University Technology Sydney, with a bachelor of Interior Architecture before returning to Hong Kong. Emma has held senior positions at International firms specialising in high-end hospitality design, such as BLD, Steve Leung Designers & HBA. In 2018 Emma launched her own Interior design firm EM Bespoke, which focuses on Furniture, Fixtures and equipment (FF&E), working with partners all over Asia to source the best carpets, furniture, wall coverings and accessories all while collaborating with interior designers, architects and end user clients. Emma takes pride in creating beautiful and functional luxury interiors which are able to have tailor made solutions applied to suit each individual project while fostering relationships with clients and helping them to realise their dreams.
Stefano Tordiglione - ST Design Creative Director & Founder
Born in Italy, Stefano moved to New York and London to study and work in art and design in the 1990s. He has also collaborated with UNICEF as Project Manager and Art Director in Italy. He founded Stefano Tordiglione Design in 2010, leading international interior and architectural projects across Europe and Asia. Stefano oversees the creative direction of the studio, conceiving bespoke design solution for each client.
Insight School of Interior Design
24/F, Federal Centre, 77 Sheung On Street, Chai Wan,
FREE ADMISSION - Seats are limited. Please register above.