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Dara Huang’s Top Picks
Dara Huang is the founder of Design Haus Liberty; an international architecture, interiors and design practice established in London in 2013, with global offices in both London and Hong Kong. She holds a master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University and started her career at Herzog de Meuron, Basel and Foster + Partners, London. In the company’s short time, Dara has received numerous awards and honours including Property Weeks 40 under 40, BBC China's 100 Women, Prestige Hong Kong’s 40 under 40 and three RIBA competition recognitions and sits on the board for Prop Tech and is a member of the Milken Institute. She has also exhibited at Somerset House, London and the Architecture Venice Biennale. Passionate about creating value and leading design in market trends, DH Liberty expands the boundaries of the way architects tell stories through the built environment.
Alongside their luxury clients such as: The Four Seasons, LVMH, Cartier, and Starwood Capital, Dara has co-founded an affordable urban housing platform, Viva House, a sustainable, prefabricated system that combines operations with asset light developments turning housing into a service. She is also interested in democratising design via an affordable and sustainable products ware company with entry level pricing.
The daughter of a NASA scientist who emigrated from Taiwan to the United States, Dara grew up in multi-cultural surroundings and global travel. She has a keen interest in contemporary art and nature, which inspires much of her designs.
"I love abstract but its very clear for me it's all about balance, lineweight and types of strokes. some abstract is hectic and chaotic or energy charged and some is very soothing and calm. you can always tell if an abstract piece is good by the way it sits- the quality of each line there is a lot of thought in it such as the use of negative and positive moments and where the lines lead your eyes. As a painter I know how difficult it is to get all of that right and when you feel 'it's finished' The process can either be a deep hole (in which it may never be finished) or you've gone too far. what's important that it' makes an impact in the room and changes the whole tone by just this one piece. ideally art compliments interiors if not even puts the interiors in its shadows and can really take over the whole design."
Dara's Top Picks
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