Top of the Class 20/21 is an honour roll of Singapore’s most notable design firms for the year 2020 and 2021.
About Design Intervention
Design Intervention is a multiple award-winning firm helmed by partners Nikki Hunt and Andrea Savage. While they pride themselves on their national, regional and international accolades across the full spectrum of projects, including residential, retail and the public sector, they consider the creation of environments that put a smile on the faces of clients their greatest achievements.
Nikki and Andrea’s mission as designers is to craft joyful, sensual and liveable homes that inspire the mind, soothe the body and nourish the soul.
Founder: Nikki Hunt, Partner & Co-CEO: Andrea Savage
Address: 75E Loewen RoadTanglin Village
Penthouse / Bangkok
Belonging to a bachelor in his 30s, this luxurious penthouse in the heart of Bangkok enjoys a 270-degree view of the city skyline. Formerly a four-bedroom family unit, it has been reconfigured to suit the needs and lifestyle of its single occupant who desired a refined bachelor pad with all the trappings of a modern-day, luxury Hollywood set.
Design Intervention’s focus for this project – conferred Best Apartment Design (Thailand) and Best Bathroom Design (Thailand) at the International Property Awards 2020 – was to create a home that soothes and restores by conceptualising comfort as the ultimate luxury. For example, by repositioning the master bedroom to the East-facing elevation of the development, he wakes up to a glorious sunrise every day.
The interior – immaculately finished with materials and colours that complement the stunning vista – is a private retreat that allows the homeowner to be himself and completely at ease.
Penthouse / Ardmore
Home to a young family, the brief called for a bright, cheerful abode with hard-wearing finishes that could withstand the antics of young children. It also had to exude a sense of modern luxury appropriate for entertaining friends and business colleagues in an elegant environment.
The colour palette, with its medley of magnificent pinks, yellows and turquoises, takes its cue from the sunset sky. The piece de resistance is the swing sofa at the entrance hall that is positioned directly in line with the main entrance.
Never failing to elicit a smile, it welcomes visitors with its fun, carefree vibe. Inspired by classic Indian wooden swings, it is a modern interpretation with a more streamlined form using blackened steel and upholstery in a vibrant turquoise fabric juxtaposed with a trompe l’oeil design.
Four-Bedroom Condo / River Valley
The clients’ brief called for a home that conveys a luxurious feel without a hint of stuffiness; one with a cheerful vibe that also makes one feel spoilt and indulged. Today, it gives the owners, avid collectors of Indian art, the perfect opportunity to showcase their collection as well as their heritage in a contemporary manner that blends the best of the East and the West.
With two young children, practical considerations such as the durability and easy maintenance of materials were also paramount. Located in a 40-year-old development, the unit had never been renovated since its completion.
The project entailed reworking the floor plan, overhauling of the old plumbing and electrical provisions, rationalising the existing low-hanging beams and pipes and rethinking the low ceiling that was installed for their concealment. The impeccably decked out kitchen clinched the Best Kitchen Design (Singapore) at the International Property Awards 2020.