19 May Wilson Associates Names Leonard Lee Regional Managing Director and Regional Creative Officer, Asia Pacific
Global interior architectural firm Wilson Associates is excited to announce that Leonard Lee has been named Regional Managing Director and Regional Creative Officer, Asia Pacific. In this role, Leonard will lead and inspire Wilson’s design culture across China and Asia Pacific, fostering innovation through mentorship and collaboration that will set the stage for luxury design moving forward. He will also support Blueplate, Wilson’s F&B focused studio, as the studio continues to deliver revolutionary food and beverage design concepts for celebrity chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Clare Smyth and David Myers.
Under Leonard’s direction, the Wilson Associates Asia Pacific region will continue to evolve, challenge convention, expand their craft and forge new relationships with luxury, lifestyle and food and beverage brands. During his tenure at Wilson Associates, Leonard has created stunning designs for some of the world’s most elite hotel companies, including luxury brands such as Conrad, Ritz-Carlton and Shangri-La, as well as lifestyle brands such as Sofitel, Kempinski and Autograph.
Leonard and his design projects have been repeatedly recognized by the industry and design media. In 2007, he won his first Gold Key Award for the Kempinksi Dubai. In 2008, he was honored with the “Wave of the Future Award,” which is given to the industry’s most promising up-and-coming talent. (Previous winners include esteemed designers and architects such as Philippe Starck and Frank Gehry). He frequently speaks on design thought leadership panels around Asia Pacific, and most recently, he has taken a turn as an esteemed judge for international design competitions.
“Wilson Associates has a legacy of trend-forward design and fostering a culture of design excellence within the industry. I am excited to lead Wilson’s diverse talent in the Asia Pacific region as each distinct creative voice shapes the future of our firm and the future of interior design”, Leonard comments.
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