The Tatler House initiative began as a VIP space for its community to gather and share the passions found within its pages. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing all boast Tatler Houses of their own and now, so does Malaysia at the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur.
In each instance, the space (whether in the Upper House, Hong Kong, or a heritage shophouse in Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore), a designer working with local partners, comes in to Tatler-ise the space, transforming it into physical representation of the Tatler brand. For Malaysia, Susan Abraham of Studio S Collective was tasked to create a unique identity combining fine design and local artwork in the presidential suite of the five-star hotel.
Abraham, who specialises in concept-driven boutique hotels and F&B interiors, grew up in Toronto, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur and has worked with leading global hospitality firms where a number of her projects have won awards and nominations.
This international perspective was an ideal fit for Tatler House, particularly when coupled with the young designer's guiding principles of creating a harmonious balance of form and proportion in her work.