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Khuan Chew

KCA International Designers Ltd. | London Dubai Hong Kong

Khuan Chew

“I am proud of my Chinese heritage but I also admire, respect and love the Arts in the west. I bridge the best of what I sees from the eastern and western cultures – and together with a great sensitivity to Mother Nature - this is my simple design philosophy.
My quest to have my first line of furniture produced in Italy is a milestone in my career as a designer. I am very proud to collaborate with Interna in this regard.”

Khuan Chew’s early childhood was a musical one. Blessed with perfect pitch and a pianist for a mother, her earliest memories of creative imagination were when she first listened to the music of Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty by Tschaikovsky. Her father was an amateur artist who encouraged Khuan’s drawing skills (when not practicing the piano and violin!). Educated later in the in Music and Interior Architecture in the UK, this exposed her fully to the Arts – visual as well as the Performing Arts. The countless Opera performances in London and Europe gave her a sense of theatre and spectacle and in terms of what you could conjure up in a volume of space.
Some of her interiors are theatrical, many are controversial. She is equally at home creating a minimalist, contemporary, luxurious or neo-classical space. To her - Variety is the spice of life. A designer should be able to design anything or everything.
Khuan’s mentors were Dale Keller and David Hicks, where she worked for them in the US and UK. In 1988, she set up her own design studio KCA International in London and the practice has since extended to offices in Dubai and Hong Kong. Therefore her work spans 4 continents and all uniquely different settings. In Dubai alone, 3 major projects obtusely different to each other sit together comfortably and are commercially very successful – the Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Madinat Jumeirah.
Apart from palace commissions for Heads of State and Royalty, her hotel clients include Jumeirah, Westin, St. Regis, Four Seasons, InterContinental, Hyatt, Waldorf Astoria, Mandarin Oriental, Raffles, Rixos, Hilton, Sofitel, Rocco Forte, Okura, Rotana and Millenium.
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