21 May 2012 – DB&B, one of the largest premier providers of commercial interior design services in the Asia Pacific region has appointed Phillips Connor as Senior Creative Director as of April 2012 to take a leading role in the DB&B Design Innovation Board, where he will be handling key local and regional accounts.
“Connor is a heavyweight in the interior design industry. His appointment at DB&B shows our continued commitment to design and ensuring that we bring the very best to our clients. His diverse experience throughout the region including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Dubai and Mauritius will be the foundation we seek in raising the level of design standards throughout this part of the world and bringing new vision to the entire business,” said Billy Siew, the DB&B Group Managing Director.
Based in Singapore, Connor has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of interior design and branding strategy. A graduate of Syracuse University in New York, Connor moved to Singapore in 1984 where he established a formidable reputation at the company and industry level, while working for several international interior design firms.
Connor is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the First Place “Gold Interior Design Award and Finalist Merit Interior Design Award in the Interior Design Confederation Nippon Biennial Awards. He has also participated in as a judge for several design competitions and been featured as a speaker at various conferences and seminars.
Throughout his career, Connor has successfully crafted numerous high-profile design concepts and strategies for commercial spaces including offices, restaurants, hotels, entertainment and public facilities.
With previous firms, Connor worked on many high-profile accounts such as Marina Bay Sands, Zouk (Singapore and Kuala Lumpur) and key government projects such as EDB, IE Singapore and SPRING Singapore. Wong Partnership LLP, a leading legal service provider in the Asia Pacific region, is his first project undertaking with DB&B.
Connor’s creative work is often characterised by innovation in aspects not ordinarily considered. Planning ingenuity, conceptual metaphor, sophisticated detail and specialty lighting all tend to play an important part in what he brings to the projects he undertakes. The glue that binds it all is a detailed understanding and analysis of client’s needs and aspirations, which he delivers using his worldly presentation skills to ensure that the intended design principles are carried through from start to completion. This is what Connor defines as a balanced and holistic approach.
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