Macao is an autonomous region on the south coast of China, across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong. A Portuguese territory until 1999, it reflects a mix of cultural influences. Its giant casinos and malls on the Cotai Strip, which joins the islands of Taipa and Coloane, have earned it the nickname, “Las Vegas of Asia.” Also, Macao is home to impressive residential designs and amazing hospitality projects. Want to discover more? Check our top 15 interior designers from Macao!
#1 – AB Concept
Since its launch in 1999, AB Concept has earned a reputation as the design firm of choice for the leading hoteliers, luxury developers and premium restaurant operators. Led by founders Ed Ng and Terence Ngan, AB Concept is widely regarded as one of the most innovative, integrated and internationally acclaimed design studios in Asia. The company has received multiple top honours at prestigious international awards, including the Hospitality Design Awards in New York and the International Hotel and Property Awards in London.
#2 – B+H Architects
At B+H, they believe in the power of design to transform spaces, communities and economies. The studio enables their clients’ visions through customized designs that exceed their business goals and inspire the people that live, work, heal, play and learn within them. The designers regard every challenge as an opportunity for learning and never lose sight of the people they are designing for – regardless of the type of development, scale, scope or geography involved. Their bold design solutions are inspired by the confidence that’s derived from honed insight, active listening, fearless entrepreneurialism and a collaborative fusion of perspectives.
#3 – Bilkey Llinas Design
Bilkey LLinas Design is committed to finding original solutions to the changing demands in the hospitality business. Constantly examining new frontiers in the industry, the company’s team of skilled architects and designers strive to produce innovative concepts that appeal not only to the business traveller but also to the tourist and frequent traveller. Their goal is to create hotels that not only meet the guests’ functional requirements but are designed experiences in and on themselves. That is why they have a huge portfolio of high-end clients, such as the Ritz chain, St Regis, Hyatt and Ritz Carlton.
#4 – Clifton Leung Design Workshop
Since Clifton Leung founded Clifton Leung Design Workshop in 1997, he has been dedicating his efforts to create timeless designs that feature aesthetic quality, functional effectiveness and environmental friendliness. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Canada, Clifton has an interior design degree from Toronto’s renowned Ryerson University. Clifton realized his dream of setting up his own business, establishing Clifton Leung Design Workshop, in the 90s.
#5 – InterDots
There is always a story behind your space and, at InterDots Interior Architecture, there’s always a team delighted to create a unique journey for your guests and visitors to experience your story in every single detail. From showcasing your personalities in your residence to achieving your goals in the commercial world, they imagine, create and deliver. As simple as that!
#6 – J. Candice Interior Architects
Specialized in commercial and hospitality spaces, J. Candice Interior Architects has long established its name as one of the best interior designers practices worldwide. Its signature style makes them differ from any other competing studios, consisting of a mixture of modern contemporary, with classical Asian features all over the decor. J. Candice has been recognized by the business community at home and abroad.
#7 – Joyce Wang Studio
Considering herself a nomad, Joyce Wang spent part of her life a bit everywhere. Studying in Boston, the UK and the Royal College of Art, the interior designer got the background, the know-how and the experience that is much appreciated in the industry. Today, she designs spaces where she feels people can feel great with themselves and have fun in the midst of the confidence provided by the space. The designer works on every type of project, but her speciality is hospitality and commercial spaces. She has worked on several big hotel projects, like the Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park and the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.
#8 – KMMA Design
KMMA Design is focused on creating spaces that strike a perfect balance between function and aesthetics with an emphasis on the importance of composition and proportion, from lines to colours. They provide both services and built services for residential, office and retail projects. As KMMA Design’s motto says – “not too little, not too much – just right!” – something they always accomplish in perfection.
#9 – Liquid Interiors
Liquid Interiors is an eco-conscious interior design firm. The studio’s team is equipped with professional designers and strategic partners who design and execute green interiors to certification level. They work with international environmental standards and specialize in bespoke design for show flats, residential development, hospitality and workplaces. Liquid Interiors is successful in integrating its philosophy into beautiful, sustainable and healthy spaces. Their initiative is to alter this mindset and reinstitute the benefits of Nature into city living.
#10 – MR Moser Associates
At M Moser, they believe design can positively impact people’s well-being and productivity through work and life. The team is passionate about enabling transformative workplace culture. They specialize in work environments, delivering a completely new work culture. It goes way beyond interior design – M Moser Associates designs a way of life. The designers do more than developing beautiful interiors – they are experts in planning and masterminds of innovation.
#11 – Michael Chow
Michael Chow is the son of Chinese national treasure and legendary Peking Opera Grand Master, Zhou Xing Fang. Michael, who was born in Shanghai, left for an English boarding school at thirteen. He then went on to Saint Martin School of Design and studied architecture. Michael then designed Armani’s Rodeo Drive Boutique in 1987 and again in 1999 for the Giorgio Armani boutique at The Bellagio, in Las Vegas. The good work still goes on in the present day! MR CHOW, his restaurant chain, is known to many for not only his star-studded restaurants but as a man that has captured the imagination of artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Jean Michel Basquiat, Helmut Newton and Ed Ruscha.
#12 – Ptang Studio
Established in 1999, PTang Studio Limited quickly became one of the best architectural and interior design companies. The scale and type of projects they undertake are very diversified – from a small apartment to large commercial spaces. The studio has collected several accolades throughout the years, Including the 2011 International Design Awards for Office Category, the Certificate of Excellence in commercial, retail or office on the 2012 Perspective Awards and the Residential Award in 2010. Seeking the finest quality and innovations, developing a fresh and unique style that transcends existing boundaries and widens the horizon of design in the visionary future is their aim.
#13 – Snapdragon Interiors
Since its foundation in 2005, Snapdragon Interiors has been consistently appreciated by clients worldwide for its responsible approach and tireless pursuit for perfection. With their non-stop attention to detail, Snapdragon provides comprehensive design and build. Truly one of the best choices in Macao!
#14 – Steve Leung
Steve Leung, a leading award-winning architect and interior designer, established his first architectural and urban planning consultancy in 1987. The company specialises in leading architectural and interior design projects, catering to the needs of rapidly growing China and international markets. This company’s work is spread over United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany, the United States, UAE, India, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan, etc., and has successfully penetrated into over 100 cities across the world.
#15 – Studio Adjective
Studio Adjective is co-founded by Emily Ho and Wilson Lee. As a creative multidisciplinary and award-winning design agency, Adjective insists to design with strategies that focus on connections with humans, its community and the city. Thus, they created the project with a unique adjective and enhanced the project’s self-sustainability in the market.
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