Industry Partners

Insight school is built on strong relationships with market players. We offer companies different avenues of involvement – each with different benefits.

 

1. Commercial project

Insight Our "Project partnerships are all about sharing our Diploma students' energy, passion and creativity for your prospective projects.

Once your specifications and requirements have been defined, a group of 7 to 15 students use the school to propose the best solution possible.

Supervised by a lead teacher and professional designers, students will creatively problem solve and find innivative and market driven proposals.

Projects can be of different lengths:

  • Short format: 2/4 weeks
  • Long format: 6/12 weeks

 

Projects are available between October and June and delivered by Diploma students.

Students deliver full design proposals complete with market and trend surveys, concepts, materials proposals, 2D and 3D drawings and renders (see student work/commercial projects). Our partnerships are based on our expertise in the different design professions (interior design, graphic design, product design).

In any case, a contract of transfer of copyright is signed between the partner and the school.

Past Partnership Projects :

 

2. Scholarship

With this second option our partners have the opportunity to support the academic progress of a student in the form of scholarships for the Diploma program.

3. Company exposure

Companies will have the chance to engage directly with students through presentations and off-site visits. They will also enjoy exclusive exposure and will have the chance to identify future clients and projects.

 

 

 

Zumtobel

zumtobelgroup.com

BACKGROUND

  • Zumtobel is a leading global supplier of sustainable and integral lighting solutions
  • Today the luminaire manufacturer supplies a wide range of product lines for a variety of professional interior lighting applications

BENEFITS

  • By partnering with Zumtobel, Insight School students and staff have access to the best and latest lighting products in the lighting industry, most notably in the LED field

Maison & Objet Asia

maison-objet.com/en/asia

BACKGROUND

  • Maison & Objet is a major interior design trade fair held biannually in Paris, recently to be launched in Singapore
  • It offers a unique opportunity to gain exposure to trends in design, furniture and home furnishings

BENEFITS

  • By partnering with Maison & Object, Insight School and its teachers, mentors and students get access and insight into upcoming trends and suppliers

Tai Ping

taipingcarpets.com

BACKGROUND

  • Founded in 1956, Tai Ping is a luxury carpet manufacturer and global leader in the custom carpet industry, collaborating with architects and designers on many of the most prestigious interior projects worldwide
  • Based in Hong Kong, Tai Ping operates a flagship showroom and office in New York City, as well as proprietary factories, design studios, and showrooms in 100 countries over three continents

BENEFITS

  • By partnering with Tai Ping, Insight School students gain knowledge of floor coverings products and get to deepen their knowledge via showrooms visits and expert lectures

Altfield

www.altfield.com.hk


BACKGROUND

  • ALTFIELD is the exclusive Hong Kong agent for many of the world's leading fabric, wallcovering, hardware, leather and lighting lines.
  • ALTFIELD also produces a range of reproduction furniture, screens, lamps and decorative accessories, all inspired by classical Asian designs.


BENEFITS

  • By partnering with Altfield, students get a hands-on access to high end lines from around the world and get the opportunity to source physical samples to enrich their projects materials boards.

Fort Street Studio

www.fortsteetstudio.com

 


BACKGROUND

Husband-and-wife duo Janis Provisor and Brad Davis are the brains behind luxury carpet atelier Fort Street Studio (FSS) – a project that has its roots in Asia. Provisor and Davis began working as artists in China, making woodblock prints in Hangzhou before opening a showroom in New York and an impressive 5,000 square foot showroom in One Island South in the Wong Chuk Hang district;  FSS is known for their rather unconventional but no less beautiful wild-silk carpets that eschew traditional designs, preferring a more watercolour-like and painterly look.


BENEFITS

By partnering with Fort street studio students get the chance to:

  • meet the creative founders of FT
  • experiment on site rug types and construction process
  • gain a first-hand understanding of the rugs creative process

Madison Group

www.themadisongroup.asia


BACKGROUND

The Madison Group was founded in 1996 in Hong Kong as a company representing premium lifestyle brands like Bulthaup, Sub-Zero, Wolf and Rimadesio. The Madison Group has collaborated with the region’s leading property developers on prestigious residential projects that have become the benchmark of luxury living in the region.


BENEFITS

By partnering with the Madison group through regular curated visits to their showroom, Insight school gives the opportunity to students to experiment first hand impeccable craftsmanship and experiment the latest innovations in the field of kitchen and lighting

Ateliers Brugier

www.ateliersbrugier.com

 

BACKGROUND

Ateliers Brugier, a company based in Paris specialized in lacquer since 1920  is a well- known antique dealer and restorer of furniture. They have counted among their clients private collectors such as Coco Chanel or Karl Lagerfeld and museums like the Louvre or the Château of Versailles.Their lacquering expertise have led famous interior designers such as Peter Marino to require their services for custom made pieces of furniture or mural panels.


BENEFITS

  • Nicole Brugier, the Ateliers Brugier director lectures on a regular base at Insight school demonstrating and sharing her thorough knowledge of lacquer with students with unique lacquer samples brought specially from Paris.
  • More over every July, Insight students that sign up for the “Paris design trip” have the opportunity to discover Nicole’s Brugier Ateliers in Paris and meet with her team of craftsmen.

Timothy Oulton

www.timothyoulton.com

 

BACKGROUND

Timothy Oulton is a British furniture and interiors company known for its distinctive leather finishes and unique designs spanning furniture, lighting and home accessories. It has 37 retail galleries worldwide. Its products are also retailed through Restoration Hardware in the U.S. TO Studio delivers innovative and diverse projects worldwide, with a focus on the hospitality sector.


BENEFITS

  • Over the last few years, Timothy Oulton has worked closely with the Residential and Commercial Interiors Certificate students at Insight School.
  • Students have been invited to visit T.O retail stores to discover their material culture and design process.
  • Timothy Oulton had a few students complete their one-month internship at Timothy Oulton, and some have been lucky enough to have been offered full time employment. 

Veranda Limited

www.veranda.com.hk

 

BACKGROUND

Veranda Limited is specialized in the importation of furnishing fabrics, leathers, and wallpapers from Europe and USA, Their showroom & head office is based in Hong Kong with branches in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hochiminh City and Shanghai. They represent the Editeurs including ALHAMBRA, LIZZO, PEPE PENALVER (Spain), AGENA, DEDAR, FORESTI, MARIA FLORA, MARINE LEATHER (Italy), DELIUS (Germany), CREATIONS METAPHORES, ELITIS and HERMES LA MAISON (France), KOBE (The Netherlands), ANDREW MUIRHEAD (UK), TIGER LEATHER (USA), and WIND (Belgium)"

 

BENEFITS

 
  • By collaborating with Veranda, students get the opportunity to meet textiles and wall finishes specialists with ample experience in the filed.
  • This partnership enables students to source first-hand physical samples to be used in their projects.