Two Australians are carving a region-wide design niche from sunny Singapore. Janice Seow brings us the Distillery story.
July 14th, 2011
Established just 4 years ago in Singapore by Australians Matthew Shang and Paul Semple, Distillery may be a young design studio but has already made a mark in the industry. Their portfolio stretches from residential work to commercial shop and office spaces to hospitality projects, all of which have been very well-received by all quarters.
It is probably not a big surprise to note that Shang and Semple both have had experience in highly regarded design and architectural firms before setting up Distillery; their last positions were at WOHA and Kerry Hill respectively.
South Coast Singapore
The boys have also deliberately kept their organisation lean. “Our attitude is simple: when our clients employ us, they want to work with us.”
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