Valerie gregori mckenzie
STYLE E D I T O R
specializing in Life Style concepts, mixing vernacular and modern aesthetics with a passion for all things traditional, the Japanese designer/maker movement and the beauty and usefulness of domestic objects.
After working as a designer for well-known Fashion houses in Europe & the USA, I moved to South-East Asia and establish MAISON SONG in 2001, a Life Style brand embodying tropical life and featuring hand embroidery and local craft traditions into modern aesthetics. SONG brand has sold in over 30 countries at well established retailers and in luxury Resorts & Hotels groups around the world (Hyatt, One & Only, Six Senses, Anantara, Song Saa…).
After twenty-two years in Vietnam with SONG, I decided to move further East, reaching the shores of Japan. Surrounded by Japan Seto inner sea's beauties and people, free from commercial race, learning from a culture and environment close to my heart, feeling how cultures and natural landscapes influence our spaces & Interiors, I now focus on sketching RAW Interiors and Lifestyle concepts for a simpler approach to our basic needs.
Advocate for change I BELIEVE IN A paradigm shift IN Anthropic activities WITH THE BLUE ECONOMY PROPOSITION, PRESERVING NATURE, LOOKING AT AVAILABLE RESOURCES AND SYSTEMIC DESIGN FOR SOLUTION TO sustainability AND LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.
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C l i e n t s & c o m m e r c i a l w o r k i n c l u d e :
sq roots uk, bina design usa, resource decor hk, hp france japan, asplund japan, journal standard japan, actus japan, tine k home denmark, club 21 hk, hyatt south-east asia, six senses vietnam, maison song vietnam, one & only, palacio de hiero mexico, sax fifth avenue usa, jim thompson thailand and more ..
VGMcK is currently working as a consultant and Design Editor in Asia Pacific and is represented by Asia Song Design, Hong Kong.
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