Beat Huesler, Director of Oppenheim Architecture Europe | Basel, Switzerland
Beat Huesler is Director of European Operations for Oppenheim Architecture and the European partner of Chad Oppenheim, with whom he founded Oppenheim Architecture Europe in 2009. With over 26 years of experience, Huesler’s project leadership has garnered some of the industry’s most prestigious distinctions, including recent honours from WAF, Architizer, and the Africa & Arabia Property Awards.
Oppenheim Architecture is a full service architecture, interior design and planning firm with offices in Miami, New York and Basel. Oppenheim’s award-winning work, spanning 25 countries, is based on both a physical and spiritual contextual sensitivity, supported by evocative and economic design solutions.
Richard Felix-Ashman, Interior Design Director of Handel Architects | San Francisco, USA
As Interior Design Director at Handel Architects, British designer Richard Felix-Ashman brings over twenty years of experience to the design studio. After studying fine art in London and architecture in Brighton, England, Felix-Ashman moved to San Francisco to pursue a career in design. Harmony of scale, tone and texture is vitally important to his style, something he credits to his fine art training.
Handel Architects is an architecture, interior design, and planning firm founded in 1994. Handel Architects believes that large-scale, mixed-use buildings can enrich the urban experience and drive economic development.The firm has offices in New York City, San Francisco, and Hong Kong.
Alexandra Champalimaud, Founder of Champalimaud Design | New York, USA
Alexandra Champalimaud has an established reputation for developing bespoke designs of the highest calibre. Champalimaud completed her design training at the Espirito Santo Foundation in Portugal. Her work references her multi-faceted vantage point from personal commissions in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. In 2012 Alexandra Champalimaud was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame.
Champalimaud Design, founded in 1991, is a multi-disciplinary interior design and planning firm. The New York-based firm is recognised globally for its visionary design concepts and ability to infuse spaces with modernity while maintaining integrity, character and sense of place.
Simon Kincaid, Director of Conran and Partners | London, UK
As Director, Simon Kincaid heads up the interiors department. After studying Interior Architecture, Kincaid pursued a career in residential and hospitality design spanning more than 19 years. He brings value to projects by optimising layouts and creating strong design narratives. A strong understanding of consumer lifestyle trends gives his projects a sense of place and individual identity.
Conran and Partners is a collaborative design studio working across masterplanning, architecture and interior design. Founded by Sir Terence Conran over 30 years ago, they are a British lifestyle brand with projects around the world.
Laura Bielecki, Ellington | Dubai, UAE
Following studies in Applied Interior Design in Calgary, Canada, Laura Bielecki’s portfolio includes projects in the USA, Canada, Dubai and Qatar. She has a special interest in Green Building, having gained her LEED accreditation. Bielecki has become an industry voice through her popular blog Luxury Interiors. In 2012 Bielecki was awarded ‘Middle East Young Designer of the Year’ at the Commercial Interior Design Awards.
Ellington endeavours to craft beautiful environments for exceptionally high-quality lifestyles. Inspired by art and reflective of their owners’ aspirations, Ellington properties are classic in feel but contemporary of vision; canvases to be filled with the experience and exuberance of life.