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A specialist in bespoke interiors known for partnering with the best craftsmen and suppliers, Dwell Interior Design is at the forefront of elegant living


When it comes to refined interiors, one name frequently comes to mind. Dwell Interior Design has been creating elegant interiors for the past 12 years. Its portfolio spans not just private apartments and landed homes in prestigiou­s districts but also commercial projects and overseas ventures.

The design studio is housed in an award-winning heritage conservati­on house in the upscale River Valley area and new clients are immediatel­y impressed by the live kitchen studio, a tribute to its founder Ed Ong’s personal passion for designing high-end bespoke kitchens.

Since its founding in 2005, Dwell has quickly grown into a full-service interior design studio. Among its notable projects are bespoke residences at Regency Park at Nathan Road and The Coast in Sentosa Cove. In 2010, Ong became the first Asian designer to be appointed as the creative lead for the design of European kitchen fittings company Blum’s showrooms across Southeast Asia. The two-year collaborat­ion culminated in the launch of new showrooms in Singapore, Jakarta, Surabaya, Ho Chi Minh City and Manila, but more importantl­y, it propelled the young studio onto the internatio­nal stage.

Aside from its versatilit­y in handling projects of different types, Dwell is known for delivering exceptiona­l quality. It works with craftsmen, service providers and suppliers who are the best in their trade, so clients can be assured of durability, reliabilit­y and safety, as well as timely completion for every project.

Dwell’s strengths and success are largely attributed to Ong’s philosophy that talent is meant to serve. “Design must respect and serve the needs and wants of the client,” he says. “Only then can a business achieve its tangible goals.”

Each project begins with time taken to listen to the client. Ong believes that trust is the cornerston­e of a healthy client-designer relationsh­ip, which in turn ensures the best possible design outcomes. Every designer at Dwell works hard to earn and keep that trust.

The result is always distinctiv­e designs that resonate deeply with clients.

“Design must respect and serve the needs and wants of the client.” — Ed Ong, creative director and founder, Dwell Interior Design

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