Category: Elephant Talks

“KOREAN-STYLE” modern luxury of the Korean-first Range Rover Boutique

SL+A was honored to present the concept for the first Range Rover Boutique in Korea, with design and construction completed in November 2023. The Range Rover Boutique@Hanam Starfield is a 320 square meter showroom that wholly represents “Korean Modern Luxury” while celebrating the rich culture of the country. We created a space that echoes the… Read more »

SL+A 2023 Year In Review

As we reflect on the accomplishments of the past year, the entire team at SL+A has so much to be thankful for and to celebrate with everyone. Our team delivered undeniable value to each and every project, forged incredible collaborations and launched several new initiatives in the year 2023. As a polestar, we embarked upon… Read more »

Crafting Productivity in the New Office at The ParQ

It was our absolute pleasure to work with a company that places the utmost importance on managing risk with insight and discipline. Our client is a leading global insurer serving a broad range of customers from large multinational conglomerates to individuals and families. We are thrilled to enter into a realm of interior design that… Read more »

Seaside Escape: Embracing Millennial Lifestyle at the BYD Car Showroom

By leveraging technological innovations to enhance everyday life, BYD (Build Your Dreams) has rapidly expanded operations into six continents and significantly impacted industries related to electronics, automotive, rail and renewable energy. We are delighted to share the details behind the new BYD Car Showroom located in the Sai Kung district of Hong Kong. SL+A made… Read more »

Delighting in the Poetic Charm of Suzhou

The concept of truly inhabiting the spaces we live in and celebrating our unique history makes Artyzen Habitat Suzhou such a distinctive property in the hospitality sphere. This premium lifestyle hotel is located in the upscale Gusu District of Suzhou, within walking distance to legendary tourist attractions like Canglang Pavilion and Humble Administrator’s Garden. On… Read more »

WeLabo for OKAMURA: From Identity to ‘We’dentity

OKAMURA Corporation is Japan’s leading solutions provider for many diverse sectors ranging from manufacturing industrial machinery, custom display fixtures, innovative furniture and life-saving medical equipment. In particular, Okamura is well-known for the rich legacy in the Japanese office furniture industry – pioneering sustainable furniture designs that improve office environments. The SL+A team had the honour… Read more »

Transforming How the World Uses Information

As a world leader in technology systems, this company provides comprehensive memory solutions and pushes for advancements in a broad range of applications and industries including automotive, client, mobile, medicine and data centers. Data-driven insights help keep them at the leading edge, while reducing costs and allowing for a rich user experience to improve daily… Read more »

A Playful Collaboration: Hasbro’s New Look in Hong Kong

Founded in 1923, Hasbro is a toy and game company with a mission to connect generations of fans through storytelling and play. It is an absolute delight to work with a 100 year-young company that has weathered the ups and downs of business and delivers entertainment, wonder and joy to millions of households daily. The… Read more »

Elevating the Customer Experience with DB Financial Investment

DB Financial Investment (former Dongbu Securities) was founded in 1982 in Seoul and has now grown into one of the major securities firms and investment banks in South Korea. The SL+A team was tasked with the primary objective of creating a space that could provide enhanced premium experiences for exclusive VIP customers. Extensive research on… Read more »

Harmonious Fusion: Private Family Sports Club

SL+A Group strives to improve the communities we serve and our projects are a great reflection of the unwavering commitment to this mission. Tucked away in the heart of Sukhumvit, a diverse multinational district of Bangkok, our design team transformed an area spanning approximately 284 square wah (1,136 square meters) into an extraordinary private family… Read more »

Brand, Culture and Community Integration

Facing escalating real estate costs against an ambitious growth plan in the region, coupled with the pandemic and hybrid ways of working, Pru Life UK is moving away from multiple traditional agency offices in Manila. To do so, they enlisted the services of The Instant Group to navigate and achieve this change seamlessly. Instant helped… Read more »

A New Rhyme for the Mountain City

The rich and storied culture of Chongqing dates back more than three thousand years to ancient times and blossomed through renowned eras of prosperity, innovation and economic development. Strategically located inland amongst lush mountains and flowing rivers, the city serves as an important connecting hub for a plethora of major modern industries from manufacturing to… Read more »

Bridge between Europe and Japan

Setting sail on the voyage of becoming the best in quality and service, Hapag Lloyd has a long history of excellence that spans more than 175 years. Today, the shipping and logistics company operates in 137 countries with employees working in over 400 offices around the world. The Japan office in particular was recently in… Read more »

A Tale of Two Cities

For over a century, a pioneer in the beauty industry has shaped the way society embraces self-care and empowered people from all walks of life to feel confident in who they are. SL+A was pleased to offer this company a complete overhaul of their office headquarters located in Taipei 101 – the tallest building found… Read more »

A Touch of Nature in the Heart of Hong Kong

  Situated in the bustling metropolitan area of Hong Kong, a place of serene peacefulness encompassing wonderful elements of nature can be found nestled in between the multitude of high-rise buildings and commercial spaces. It was a real pleasure for SL+A Hong Kong to provide interior design services to assist in achieving the vision of… Read more »

Polestar: Destination Seoul

Polestar’s first showroom in Korea, aptly named “Destination Seoul,” can be found in Hannam-dong, Itaewon since the grand opening in December 2021. With a goal of building a sustainable society through high-performance electric vehicles, this Swedish brand prides itself on utilizing design and innovation to accelerate the move towards a more environmentally conscious mode of… Read more »

DELL Thailand: Exploring Transformation

As a leading Fortune 500 company at the forefront of information and technology, DELL Technologies has a diverse global team with unique perspectives. The company is committed to human progress driving digital transformation, but recognizes that everything starts with supporting and focusing on the people who work at DELL. With that mission in mind, our… Read more »

A Tranquil Life in the Tropics

Tucked in the interlocking roads of Kota Damansara stands a vibrant 20-storey building that effortlessly brushes the skyline. It stands proud in this township with both sides flanked by residential and commercial buildings and also boasts a large golf course that complements the scenery with fresh greenery. It is within this stellar building – named… Read more »

Celebrating 50 Years: Steven Leach Group

As a solutions provider for corporate, institutional, commercial, leisure, and retail projects, we are proud to serve the community as a long-standing trusted creative partner. This year marks the 50th anniversary for Steven Leach Group and we are celebrating by paying homage to our storied history by taking a little walk down memory lane. Representing… Read more »

BMW Japan: Focus on Integration and Connection

After several successful collaborations in the region, SL+A Tokyo was invited to establish the new headoffice for BMW Japan that follows the ConnectedWorks ethos started in 2017. This flexible, individual and sustainable work environment organizes the new headquarters on a single floor plate and serves to connect thousands of associates from around the world to… Read more »

SDEA 2022: Uncovering New Perspectives

SL+A Taipei strongly believes that creative young minds and new talent can bring a fresh perspective and different way of thinking to our group. In partnership with Chungyuan University in Taiwan, Steven Leach Group Taipei is immensely proud to sponsor the Student Design Excellence Awards (SDEA). Since 2009, we have recognized the importance of encouraging… Read more »

A Transformation Journey – Knorr Bremse

Our client, Knorr-Bremse, is a world leading supplier of brake systems and other safety-critical components for rail and commercial vehicles from Germany. The company decided to move to a new office and create a fundamentally different office environment, which caters for the requirements of hybrid working and high flexibility while at the same time providing… Read more »

Double the Fun at Tomofun

The success of technology companies in recent years comes down to the passion and drive of the founder along with the superb dedication of the start-up, with everyone working towards a common solution. At Tomofun, the goal was to solve a very specific problem that pet owners faced each day and the team let loose… Read more »

Our Purpose – Designing Places to Inspire

For many, another spin around the sun symbolizes a fresh beginning — a time of resolutions, commitments and enthusiasm. For Steven Leach Group celebrating our milestone 50th year, it is an exciting time for us to appreciate our past and make plans for an even brighter future. 2022 marks the perfect opportunity to revisit the… Read more »

Celebrating design, progress and being fifty!

In 1972, American Architect Steven Leach established SL+A in Hong Kong. By all accounts, he was a force to be reckoned with, expanding the business across Asia within just a few years. Before Steven’s passing, he differentiated his offer with a suite of multi-disciplinary distinct services including: architecture, interior design, graphics, procurement and project management…. Read more »

Hanwha Asset ‘Dream Work’

As online platforms for wealth management become more sophisticated, the financial industry needs to evolve and be innovative in the management of customer assets. The global trend towards digital banking justifies the introduction of smart offices and it is influencing the way companies set up their daily workflow. Known as the tallest skyscraper in the… Read more »

Blue Office Near the Sea

A breakthrough innovator with origins in Silicon Valley, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) is a name recognizable across the world. Steven Leach Group is pleased to showcase our latest creative collaboration with the tech giant that has truly changed lives through technological advancement. This project is located in Dalian, a major port city in the Liaoning province… Read more »

City and the Oasis

This global financial leader is located in the Central Business District of Hong Kong at Three Exchange Square. SL&A Hong Kong is delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with this global financial leader. This 22,000 sf. redesigned office is by far the highlighted work of Steven Leach Hong Kong office. During the early planning… Read more »

A Reflection of Brand and Culture

With many of our projects, clients enjoy the professionalism and quality of services provided by SL+A Group after working closely on a collaboration together. Back in mid-2019, Steven Leach Kuala Lumpur had the opportunity to work with a multinational company for their KL office relocation and redesign project. The process of working together was very… Read more »

E.R.C. BeiTou Taipei Residential “Public Zone” Design

Of the twelve districts in Taipei, Taiwan, BeiTou is the northernmost district replete with mountains, meadows and beautiful rivers. Alongside the ethereal beauty of the BeiTou landscape, scorching steam via geothermal activity from deep within the earth supplies the naturally occurring hot springs with rich mineral waters touting excellent health benefits and a relaxing experience…. Read more »

SL+A Bangkok Office

In 2021, SL+A Bangkok embarked on a new journey to the next level, relocating our office to the edge of the CBD and the green lung of Bangkok, Thailand. Surrounded by Lumpini Park, the sports club and several mature embassy compounds, this setting is more pastoral and a welcome getaway from the cosmopolitan atmosphere of… Read more »

Breaking Down Walls and Thriving at A.T. Kearney

  Our SL+A team in Japan was assigned by the globally-renowned consulting firm A.T. Kearney to give a fresh new take on the interior design of their Minato-ku, Tokyo office in Japan. As with all other locations, the Tokyo branch office takes great pride in their professionalism, confidentiality and sustainable purpose when working with clients… Read more »

The New Destination Porsche in Korea

The automotive industry is on the cusp of a pivotal moment with the rapid pace of global driven digitalization. The strategy adopted by Porsche Korea Ltd. was designed to strengthen nationwide services while enhancing customer accessibility. Our driving force is not only to transform the experience of purchasing a vehicle, but to ensure that the… Read more »

Island Getaway in a Holiday Inn

Located on the third largest island in China, the Holiday Inn Shanghai Chongming is the perfect destination for an island getaway. Just off of the east estuary of the famous Yangtze River, Chongming Island has a natural beauty encompassing forests, lakes and wetlands teeming with wildlife. The team at SL+A Shanghai worked very closely with… Read more »

Color of Property

  Leading global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield approached SL+A Hong Kong to find a way to streamline their workflow and increase work efficiency. The SL+A Design Consultancy team’s winning proposal combined the existing offices into a single location for employees to collaborate on the many award-winning projects led by Cushman & Wakefield… Read more »

The Pulse of twentyfive.7

A joint effort between two offices across the globe, Steven Leach Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok came together to design a space envisioned by Gamuda Land for the new development of the Quayside Mall. During our first meeting, we learned that members of the Gamuda Land team were very impressed with an SL+A project located in… Read more »

Designed for Success, Built for Tomorrow.

AIA Sathorn prestigious site and office. AIA Sathorn Tower is a Gold certified LEED building completed in 2016 designed by the Steven J. Leach Bangkok. Located on Sathorn road, the heart of Bangkok’s business district, AIA Sathorn Tower is a distinctive Class A commercial office building of lettable space over 27 floors. Accessible from the… Read more »

Walk Around & Get Inspired with the Rhythm of Nature

The project is for the relocation of the Tokyo office of a biotech company headquartered at the US West Coast. The design goal was to create an “Employee-first office” to enhance working towards the company’s mission “To serve patients“. This background led us to create a human-centric environment in which employees could not only work… Read more »

Be the ‘Issuer’

KEB Hana Bank’s goal is to guide a new vision & strategy to the bank industry. KEB Hana Bank ‘Gold Club’ was a great example how an ordinary bank become transforming both in digital fields & retail branches. As the bank industry develops their digital formation to become more agile, customers loose interest in retail… Read more »