NEWS & UPDATE
Exquisite Exemplars of Swedish Design in Jakarta
As Sweden’s ambassador to Indonesia, HE Johanna Brismar Skoog has a residence full of Swedish art and furniture that are all imbued with a design sense that has made the Scandinavian nation a creative powerhouse.
Johanna Brismar Skoog, in her first posting as an ambassador, lives in the residence alone, after her youngest son graduated from Jakarta International School and departed for France, and after her husband, Brismar Skoog’s predecessor as Sweden’s ambassador to the EU, left for a posting to the United Nations in New York City.
Boost Productivity in The Workplace With Inspiring Office Designs
If your office is looking dull or tired, a redesign could help boost employee productivity.
The days of the monochrome, compartmentalised office are over. With funky designs, open working spaces and bright colours becoming the norm in many companies, employers now recognise that traditional cubicles and stiff formalities are not conducive to a productive working environment.
Asia-Pacific Hotel Pipeline Grows
STR’s latest Pipeline Report for April shows 608,581 rooms in 2,753 hotel projects under contract in the Asia Pacific region.
Shanghai reported the highest number of project in the pipeline representing an addition of more than 10,000 rooms.
The total pipeline performance in the region represents a 3.8% increase in rooms under contract compared with April 2016.