Sharon Wong & Miguel Clavero
Co-Founders / Managing Directors of Luxury Design Consultancy
Malaysian born, Sharon Wong, said, “Starting Luxury Design Consultancy was a decision that turned my life around.” Equipped with a banking degree, she quitted the banking environment when she found out the job was boring and she felt that she was not professionally challenged. She then joined IBM and dedicated her 15 years of career in the IT world. She left IBM when she had her daughter and started her career again with UNISYS for another 4 years until she relocated her whole family to Melbourne, Australia in January 2006 where they now call home.
Her last employment was with Hirsch Bedner associates, an international design company where she spent 4 years heading the admin and financial division. It was a total different job scope and she quickly found a niche adapting and learning the world of interior design and language. She later became very involved in the business development side of the business and travelled frequently to China pitching for new business.
“I realize that in life, strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”
“It was through HBA that I met my now co-founder and business partner, Miguel Clavero. In February 2015, we decided to branch out and thus the formation of luxury design consultancy. We realised that with Miguel’s experience in creativity and his knowledge of the luxury world, we would create something totally different, where we will give personal attention to the clients and create what the clients want instead of telling clients what is best for them. We would create for clients what they request and provide them with the sensation of luxury.”
Miguel says Sharon’s the number person, and he’s the creative person.
“However, we found that there is also a market in Australia where majority of the people could not differentiate between premium and high end luxury. That set our brains working and we came up with a project and event which will be the first in Australia, a luxury weekend in Melbourne.”
Luxury Design Consultancy provide services of Architecture, Interior Design and Marketing “de Luxe”. The philosophy of giving these options to the clients is to give them the opportunity to unify the three pillars of some projects, working within the clients from the roots of the projects up to delivery beyond their expectations. With offices in Melbourne, Hong Kong, Singapore, Madrid, there will be another one soon in Dubai.
黄钲欣设立臻尚思设计顾问公司是一个改变人生的决定。出生于马来西亚的她曾经的目标是金融行业，但随即发现银行工作对她来说枯燥且缺乏挑战，她选择了退出，过后进入 IBM 公司，转战IT领域长达 15 年。2006 年，她全家移民澳大利亚墨尔本，一个让她有归宿感的地方。
由于最后的职业生涯是在世界著名酒店设计公司 Hirsch Bedner Associates (HBA) 的管理和金融部门工作了 4 年光景，与之前工作环境和职责不一样，她很快适应室内设计的语言和经验，由于后期参与业务拓展，经常出差至中国寻求新项目。
通过HBA，她认识了现在联合创始人与生意伙伴 Miguel。2015年他们决定辞职自立门户创办臻尚思设计公司，由于意识到 Miguel 的非凡创造力，还有他曾经与奢华世界接轨的经历。
黄钲欣的专长是数字，而 Miguel 的专长是创造，然后他们发现了澳大利亚这个市场，还有许多人分不清高级与高端奢华之间的区别。他们想出举办一个“启蒙”活动，这也是澳大利亚首次出现的类似活动: “墨尔本奢华周末”，这个长达3天的贸易展览会，除了拥有额外现场奢华体验，也是奢华品牌亮相的平台，展现最新设计与趋势。
He was born in one of the most beautiful cities of the world, Granada, Spain. Under the influence of the excellence of the Alhambra palace, he has a wide international exposure living in the 5 continents. It gave him a wide angle of vision about the design world from different perspectives from various cultures and styles from the countries where he was developing his professional career.
Throughout his career, he has maintained the highest performance and professional standards within a diverse range of International High End Interior Design Projects. With 20 years experience in multidisciplinary projects, he has refined an inspiring work philosophy having educated his creative mind in architecture, interior design and graphic design. Armed with an appreciation for business and management, Miguel earned his stripes working with some top tier firms around the world before settling in Melbourne with his family.
He has designed and built several outstanding examples of interiors that reflect its unique vision, mixing art with science and technology to produce intriguing cultural experiences and architectural designs.
Form is the function of in-depth analysis based on client needs and expectations. Through internal dialogue with the team, he determines the essence of a project, which becomes the seed information critical to the project development. The core of work philosophy was conceived to meet the growing and changing needs of its clients.
From the list of high end clients we can highlight, Royal House of Qatar, Royal House of Saudi Arabia, Royal House of Bahrain, Mansions in Dubai, Julio Iglesias the famous singer, 5 Stars hotels around the world and Corporate or retail projects like Louis Vuitton.
A passionate cook and traveller, these interests became the key for developing his own chain of “Bhuda Bar” restaurants in the past in Spain. Now in partnership with Sharon Wong, they founded Luxury Design Consultancy which is developing the Melbourne Luxury Weekend, a 3 days trade show format with a lot of additional events. “Luxury Experiences” will be a platform for the Luxury Brands to showcase the latest trends and design and to give the public the opportunity to feel and participate in the carefully selected events in an outstanding atmosphere.
他出生在世界上最美丽的城市之一–西班牙格拉纳达。在阿尔罕布拉宫的影响下，他曾在世界上 5 洲居住过。正是这种经历赋予他来自不同文化与风格的设计角度，也为他的历练增砖添瓦。
纵观 Miguel 的职业生涯，在国际高端室内设计项目保持高水准和职业标准。20多年的项目建设过程中，他已习惯培养启发式的工作理念，不断完善建筑、室内和标识设计的创新思维。
从 Miguel 高端客户群的名单可见一斑:卡塔尔皇室、沙特阿拉伯皇室、巴林皇室、迪拜豪宅与著名歌手 Julio Iglesias，全世界5星级酒店和大集团或是零售业项目如路易威登。
一个富有激情的厨师和旅行家，也是他曾在西班牙发展本身连锁饭店 “Bhuda Bar” 的关键动力。而与黄钲欣携手成立臻尚思设计公司后，作为澳大利亚的高端奢华先锋“墨尔本奢华周末”活动的执行总监，他同样提供了一个别出心载的创造平台。
“With a portfolio that reads like a complete guide to interior design, it is clear that Miguel’s design approach stretches beyond aesthetic and trend, exploring the fundamental elements of good design. “