Wimberly Interiors Expands Leadership Ranks

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Strategic hires strengthen global platform.

Visionary design firm Wimberly Interiors announced several strategic leadership hires as part of its ambitious expansion around the globe.

Terry Henriksen has been appointed studio director in Singapore. Henriksen will lead a talented team of creative designers as part of the firm’s strategic vision to further penetrate the Asia market. A recognized leader in hospitality design, Henriksen previously served as director of Gold Mantis, president of Henriksen Design, and partner at Hirsch Bedner Associates.

"Terry is one of the rare breed of designers who can not only impress clients with truly unique design solutions, but he effortlessly translates his imaginative designs into reality," said Margaret McMahon, managing director of Wimberly Interiors. "I am particularly impressed by the stunning sketch renderings he produces to articulate his vision."

Tomoko Day also joins Henriksen in the Singapore studio as design director. Day has developed a signature aesthetic that draws inspiration from her artistic passion with pottery, textile design and photography. She worked with Henriksen at Gold Mantis and Henriksen Design, and previously was a designer with Barry Design Associates and SFA Design.

Mark James has joined the London studio as senior associate. His unique perspective and experience with creative agency Sedley Place will allow him to infuse the narrative of brand pillars into the interior design and guest experience. James is inspired by the cultural influences of destinations around the globe, and how they can be reinterpreted in a relevant design vernacular.

Tim Zebrowski has been appointed creative director in the Los Angeles studio. Zebrowski’s design philosophy is a delicate balance of personal attention with distinctive design that embraces refinement and style. He previously served as principal of Zebrowski Design Group and director of Hirsch Bedner Associates’ London studio.

The Honolulu studio welcomes Ralf Sebecke as creative director. A true citizen of the world, Sebecke has lived and worked around the globe with Blue Plate Studio in Singapore, and Wilson Associates in Johannesburg and Dallas. Sebecke’s design specialty includes specialty restaurants, mixed-use resorts and residential projects.

Ari Suryanto joins Sebecke in Honolulu as senior designer. Suryanto has specialized in renovation and historic preservation for hospitality projects. He was previously with Carlyn & Company and HVS Compass Design.

Shaleah Soliven joins Sebecke and Suryanto in Honolulu as a designer. Soliven represents the next generation of designers at Wimberly Interiors, was named to the Boutique 18 by Boutique Design, featured in HGTV’s Design Trends, and author of her own blog, The Gold Jellybean. She was previously with Gensler.

"I am extremely optimistic as we continue on this path to expand and differentiate Wimberly Interiors," commented McMahon. "We are fortunate to attract these multi-faceted designers to complement our talented and creative team."

About Wimberly Interiors

Wimberly Interiors is the interior design studio of WATG, which specialize in hospitality and experiential design from their offices in New York, London, Singapore, Honolulu, and Los Angeles, The firm is best known for creating internationally-acclaimed destinations in 160 countries. Interior Design recently ranked Wimberly Interiors 15 amongst Hospitality Giants. For more information, visit http://www.wimberlyinteriors.com. Follow @Wimberly_Int on Twitter.

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