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K.P.D.O. Launches its Hong Kong Office

The Australian interior design firm expands to Greater China with the opening of its first international office.

K.P.D.O. Launches its Hong Kong Office

The Australian interior design firm expands to Greater China with the opening of its first international office.



BY

6 May, 2013


Founded by Kerry Phelan and Stephen Javens in 2010 in Melbourne, Australia, K.P.D.O.’s notable projects include The Ivy and The Beresford in Sydney, Bistro Guillaume in Melbourne, and JIA Boutique in Shanghai.

Ivy

Ivy

The Ivy, Sydney

On setting up an office in Asia, Phelan says, “K.P.D.O. has seen phenomenal success in Australia over the last three years and a thrilling increase in interest from Hong Kong and Greater China clients looking to expand their interior design horizons. We have been working on projects in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing for some time, so it felt like a natural progression for us to open an office in Hong Kong to fully launch our services in the market.”

The Beresford

Bistro Guillaume, Melbourne

According to Phelan, the firm “favours a ‘hands on’ approach to all aspects of the design process” and aims to create projects that are bespoke and unique to each client.

Jia Boutique

JIA Boutique, Shanghai

“We have a very conversational approach to design. We try to find the best ‘fit’ for our clients… each project is tailored specifically for the client. We don’t have a single aesthetic we are pushing. It’s all about exploring our client’s brief and surprising them with the outcome,” says Phelan.

Jia Boutique

Jia

JIA Boutique, Shanghai

In Hong Kong, the firm will be adapting its bespoke approach to an upcoming tong lau (tenement building from the early 19th century to 1960s) project in Kennedy Town.

“We are very excited to be working to save a small part of Kennedy Town heritage. Out aim is to make this project an example of what can be done with older buildings, and hopefully encourage more restoration projects [in Hong Kong],” says Phelan. “The apartments will be flexible and spacious, and space is a luxury, especially in Hong Kong!”

Chronicles

Chronicle, Shanghai

K.P.D.O.’s Hong Kong office will open its doors in August 2013 but the firm’s interior design and architectural services are already fully available for Hong Kong and PRC clients for residential, hospitality and retail projects.

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