HASSELL and Distillery merge
International design practice, HASSELL, and talented and respected Singapore-based design studio, Distillery, would like to announce that they have merged.
Distillery is a design studio known for its exceptional portfolio of hospitality, retail, food and beverage and residential design. Recent work includes the newly completed Club Hotel, work with Alila Hotels and Resorts on projects in Malaysia, the luxury Singapore emporium Malmaison, and the Manhattan Bar at the Singapore Regent Hotel.
“The merger has brought together really like-minded design teams,” said Paul Semple, Distillery Principal. “Our two practices share common values and the integration of the teams has been a natural evolution.”
“Distillery's way of working and ethos will now continue under the HASSELL name – so it’s a genuine coming together signified in both name and joint sense of purpose,” said Paul.
HASSELL Managing Director, Robert Backhouse, said Distillery partners Paul Semple and Matthew Shang and their team would bring fresh perspectives and highly creative approaches to the HASSELL studio.
“Our clients both in Singapore and internationally will benefit from the collective design talent, knowledge and resource base of the two practices,” said Rob. “Collaboration, openness and a desire to create places people love are part of the DNA for both practices,” he said.
This is the latest of a number of decisions HASSELL has made to strengthen its commitment to Singapore as a hub for its international practice. It follows the appointment of Su Lim to the new role of global Head of Client Engagement based in Singapore and the relocation of Principal and Board member, Caroline Diesner, from Perth to Singapore later this month.
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