Steven Leach Group is an interior design consultancy company in East Asia and increased its service offering with new expertise areas and partnerships to provide you with holistic answers. As a team, Steven Leach Group create award-winning projects in interior, architectural and sustainable design that provides a fresh approach to each challenge. Steven Leach Group diversified portfolio of professional services has given them the opportunity to create new partnerships and provide existing partners with more to fulfil their needs. In this article, we will take a tour of the best hospitality decor ideas from Steven Leach Group!
M Phayathai Condominium
Located in the heart of Bangkok’s Phayathai district, M Phayathai is a 33-storey luxury condominium project. Positioned in the market as a “classic hyper-chic” development, buyers are offered five different design schemes to cater to varying tastes. Designed with privacy in mind, each floor only has a handful of units that elevate that sense of exclusivity.
Kolon Group R&D Center Relocation
Korean lifestyle innovator Kolon Group ushered in the beginning of a new era with the opening of the stunning “One & Only Tower”. After many years of success, the company brought on the team at Steven Leach Group in Seoul to spearhead their move of close to one thousand Kolon employees to the Magok neighbourhood. This new office tower was designed to be an innovative hub for research and development, to oversee support functions and overall operations. With 16,300 square meters of space, the One & Only Tower uses eco-friendly materials on both the exterior and interior. The overall colour scheme, modern finishes and consistent use of materials provide a sense of unity throughout the three buildings. The free-form scattering of the open office creates a natural curved circulation which allows employees easy access to co-workers. The purpose and function of the rooms can be altered by simply moving around the furniture. Spatial concepts were brought to life in the design of public meeting rooms, cafés, social hubs and presentation auditoriums. The end result truly provides a sense of creativity, freedom and vitality during work.
Ibis Style Guestroom Design
Steven Leach Group was appointed to develop a new guestroom design standard for Ibis Styles Hotels in China. The integration of modern amenities with the undeniable pop and pep of all Ibis Styles properties is evident, with the ‘urban adventure’ theme tying each of the elements together. Designed as a mock-up room in the hotel, the new style concept delights travellers with small fun surprises in the room. These details were dreamt up by Steven Leach Group to conjure up an immediate connection with guests as they embark on their adventure in a new city. The theme was perfectly captured through an intensive Interior Design, FFE Design, Art & Accessory Design package. Spatial and graphic design are joined in perfect harmony to deliver a space that tells a transformative story.
The Riviera Group
The Riviera is located at Pattaya’s most prestigious address and a leisurely two-minute walk to Wongamat beach consists of twin high-rise towers and is equipped with extensive facilities including infinity pools, fitness suites and sky lounges. The Riviera provides an affordable but high-quality environment for people to live in, creating a luxurious home away from home. In order to appeal to the needs of their potential market, The Riviera Group developed the concept of “Glamorous Lifestyle, Ocean Dreams” to complement the brilliant simplicity of their main theme, “The Riviera”. From this concept, the Steven Leach Group team was able to create a design that would not only allow The Riviera to reflect a stylish and vibrant lifestyle but also to give the residents access to the best facilities available in the city. The Riviera won the Thailand Property Awards 2015’s Highly Commended Best Luxury Condo Development.
Volvo Car Group
As a long-term partner in Volvo Car Group’s showroom designs and a leader in workplace strategy, the Steven Leach Group team made the perfect match for infusing the concept of “Designed Around You – DAY@Work” into its brand new office space located in the Gangnam District of Seoul. Adaptability and convenience were paramount for creating an attractive workplace environment designed around people. Inspired by the sleek exterior of luxury cars, the Steven Leach Group in Seoul design consultancy and project management teams decided to adopt the Volvo car look: cool on the outside but warm on the inside. The incorporation of smooth lines and dynamic shapes into each area of the office along with high shine metallic lacquer finishes and impressive chrome elements give off maximum visual impact. Simple, natural materials were utilized to create a warm base. To connect with the concept of designing around people, opportunities for team members to interact with one another was a focal point in the design.
Global Software Company
A place for creatives, engineers, and problem-solvers, this global software company’s office redesign needed to be open and flexible to facilitate efficient workflow, but still be energizing and comfortable to encourage a sense of belonging and community. The design concept for this 16,000 sqft space drew inspiration from local natural resources of palm oil and tin, while truly celebrating the importance of Malaysian culture. Throughout the space, Pranakan elements were used together with songket and batik fabrics as a homage to the unique, multi-ethnic heritage of the Malaysian people. It was vital to have a design that enhances communication between groups, facilitating knowledge build-up and transfer to produce great initiatives. This office design innately strives to promote movement and collaboration, it is a workspace that encourages optimum creativity while visually showcasing the natural resources of Malaysia.
Until recently the Tokyo office of Hilton Worldwide had been located in the nearby Shinjuku Hilton Hotel on a floor designed for hotel usage. Rising demand for hotel space on the backdrop of increasing tourist numbers and operational deficits because of the compartmentalized hotel layout triggered the idea to move to an office building. Shinjuku Oak Tower, located in proximity to the Hilton Shinjuku hotel was selected as the new space. All workspaces are grouped in islands in an open office setup with exposure to daylight. All support spaces and meeting areas are grouped along the building core creating good visibility throughout the office. The ceiling of the enclosed spaces at the core is dropped and accentuated with a line of indirect lighting. The selection of materials together with the lighting concept is toned down with warm colours creating an analogy to hospitality spaces found in hotels.
Holiday Inn Express
Chengdu is famous for the ten ancient ‘tree kings’, highly revered and honoured for their impressive age, height, size and beautiful shape. One of the most prominent of these, the Gingko tree has been adopted as the official City Tree of Chengdu. The design concept of the Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Huanhuaxi honours the tree kings by recreating the imagery of the forest. In particular, the dividing wall of the great room symbolizes tall trees reaching for the sky, while the floor and wall patterns are reminiscent of delicate, fan-like leaves, reflecting a golden glow from the filtered light penetrating through from the tree canopy above.
Ping An Bank
Ping An Bank is a premium Chinese bank called Peace Bank. The design for the private bank’s Shanghai branch needs to convey luxury since the centre is the first brand touchpoint for some customers. Moreover, this centre is located in Shanghai, a multicultural city. Therefore, the design is a modern interpretation of Chinese design. The theme of the design is by using different styles of doors, including an antique Chinese door and a modern sleek door. The doors serve as a transition from reception to consulting meeting rooms, and from a lounge to a bar. Defined lines are used to carry out this door theme, as seen in the ceiling, the cabinets, Chinese style partition and the flooring. The design also needs to convey nature and peacefulness, the reason for using earthy tones and wooden finishes. The light fixtures reflect skylight and moon.
For over one decade, Adobe Systems has been operating its office in Osaki Gate City. Rapid transformation within the IT sector during recent years called for a substantial renovation of the space addressing the workplace concept as well as the overall look and feel. A new workstation concept with less personal space allowed a 20 per cent workstation increase without leasing additional space. Lower partitions enhance communication throughout the office and increase daylight illumination. The client area consists of various multi-purpose spaces equipped with the latest communication technology. Branding features demonstrating the technological potential of Adobe’s products is carefully integrated into the overall architectural framework.
Global Insurance Company
The office space for a global health insurance company occupied 23 floors. The theme revolved around contributing to society and communication with employees and customers. Therefore, a friendly and warm feeling is created by using timber. The bright fabric was applied as a focal element to present a cheerful working environment. The interior is divided into three zones by function: the amenity zone, the telemarketing zone, and the office area. Orange, blue, and green colour scheme was applied to the executive office, meeting room, and phone booths to make a lively atmosphere.
Maxis Corporate HQ
As part of its overall business transformation, Maxis Berhad embarked on a project to upgrade all of their workplace facilities from a silo type environment to a completely open plan, with a large component of casual meeting and collaboration areas. Working with the Maxis management team, the Steven Leach Group developed a comprehensive design solution that provided a workplace that dovetails function and looks, with the new direction the company has taken and supports the organizational changes currently underway. The resulting design is a vibrant environment in which Maxis employees work in a much more collaborative manner open to ideas and discourse.
DIC is a global paint company based in Tokyo with more than 100 years of history, upgraded its headquarters in the Nihonbashi area. Steven Leach Group was responsible for the interior design. The design brief was to modernize the corporate image and create an open space. Since DIC is known for its colour in paint, the design was to revolve around colours. The main lobby wall of 9.5m high by 19m wide is the focal point of the space. The top floor of the office building is occupied by a cafeteria with two outdoor terraces. Throughout the building DIC’s building materials were used, showcasing their products in use.
White & Case
Steven Leach Group has been working with the client since their first office a decade ago in Tokyo. Using analytical tools to understand the constraints with the existing space, the Steven Leach Group team had to increase multifunctional rooms and reduce storage space. The new design is modern and has more open space. The multifunctional rooms allow different functions, including staff and visitor meetings. The soundproof of rooms is superb so that confidentiality is maintained for this law firm.
Designed by the Steven Leach Group to reflect the setting and the prestige of the Suria KLCC Shopping Centre as an entity in the urbanscape, premier office space was designed for the mall management’s office. The outcome is a statement to be made both in terms of practicality and comfort. With a high level of finishing evident throughout the space, the office boasts a quality look and feel right from the opening of the lift doors opening onto a luxurious reception area. Throughout the space, Suria KLCC’s corporate purple is applied to good effect, never overwhelming but always elegant, providing a strong sense of corporate identity. The open-plan office is complemented by the glass meeting room walls allowing light to shine through into all areas of the space allowing for a more sustainable design.
Unabashedly unique, the Accenture office is about breaking the rules and thinking out of the box. This is an office that fulfils and surpasses the client’s brief of encouraging movement and collaboration, where shared workspaces are achieved in a charismatic open-plan office, and colourful common spaces, such as the bistro and collaborative area are infused with whimsy that is inspirational but also facilitates high-octane brainstorming. With the design of this office, the Steven Leach Group has set the benchmark in changing workplace practices, creating an exemplary office environment that not only supports the client’s global strategy but also serves as the yardstick by which other projects should measure themselves.
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