About EM Bespoke
The EM Bespoke team is made up of a dynamic group of women from different countries and backgrounds that are passionate about design. Not only does this give us the advantage of bringing culturally diverse perspectives to each of our projects, but makes for a truly collaborative environment.
Although a full service interior design studio, we have successfully collaborated with architects and designers on projects in hong kong and further afield. Our studio is located in a creative collective in the constantly evolving sheung wan neighbourhood. At EM Bespoke, we offer a wide range of interior design services including: design consultancy, design-build consultancy and branding consultancy. We have a strong network of suppliers and partners across asia to help us source the best furniture, materials & accessories.
At EM Bespoke we are focused on creating design solutions that allow our client's dreams to come true.
Emma Maclean is an award winning interior designer based in Hong Kong, specialising in commercial, hospitality, office and select residential projects across Asia Pacific.
Growing up in a family of architects and designers, Emma was exposed to the world of design from a young age. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Interior Architecture from University Technology Sydney, Emma returned to Hong Kong to begin her career in interior design. She has an extensive background and has held senior positions at renowned firms that specialise in high end hospitality and commercial projects including BLD, Steve Leung Designers and international hospitality powerhouse, Hirsch Bedner Associates. In 2017, Emma was awarded “40 Under 40” by Hong Kong’s leading design publication, Perspective Magazine.
In 2018, Emma launched her own interior design practice, EM Bespoke. She has continued to work on luxury hospitality projects with clients such as Hongkong Land, Sino Group, Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, and globally recognised hotel brands such as The Fullerton Hotel Ocean Park Hong Kong, Four Seasons Macau, Conrad Hong Kong & Ovolo Hotel Hong Kong.
Emma takes great pride in fostering relationships with her clients throughout the design process, to realise the design of their dreams. Each project is meticulously designed, with tailor-made solutions, to create beautiful, functional and luxurious interiors.
As a born and bred Hong Konger, Lydia thrives on the energy and cultural heritage of this city, where she often finds inspiration.
She came into the interior design world after garnering experience in event management in the financial services industry, where she managed large scale events for thousands of people across Asia Pacific. Interior design allows her to pursue a love of creative challenges, while leveraging her organizational skills and proven attention to detail.
“Through design, we build connections, relationships and give meaning and personality that is tailored to each project and individual”.
Prior to joining the team at EM Bespoke, Lydia attended the Insight School of Interior Design in Hong Kong. She also holds a BSc in Communications and Media Studies and a MSc in Marketing from Brunel University in London.
Tasneem began her love for design with training at the Chelsea College of Art & Design, UK, followed by a degree in Interior Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design, USA. She started her career in Hong Kong designing high end residential homes for Joseph Fung at SP2, producing built-in works and custom pieces, giving special attention to detailing. For Tasneem, the details are key, as it is the bringing together of intricate gestures that makes a design.
After taking some time away from the design field to raise her three children, she reignited her passion for design bystudying Tsuzure Ori Weaving at the Kawashima Textile School in Kyoto, and then residential and commercial design at the Insight School of Design, Hong Kong. In learning Tsuzure Ori, Tasneem further developed her sensibilities in line, depth, texture, balance and composition, all key elements in designing a space.
Tasneem’s roots are firmly in Hong Kong with her family having been here since the early 1900s – she is now the fourth generation in this beautiful energetic city and hopes to bring her depth of culture and experience into her future projects with EM Bespoke.
Elsa Silvestre De Sacy
Elsa was born and raised in Paris, and has travelled extensively, sparking a keen interest and love of discovering new and diverse cultures, architecture, and lifestyles.
She studied Spatial Design for her bachelor's degree, before specialising in Luxury Interior Design & Scenography at L'Ecole de Condé in Paris.
Elsa was drawn to the luxury sector due to the richness and refinement of each project, the accuracy, precision and rigour needed throughout the design process. She believes that each approach should be innovative, in order to to create a world that allows the end user to dream, to tell stories and to escape the static routines of their daily lives. Lastly, the integration of local savoir-faire and innovative materials are essential to the luxury sector, and Elsa has embraced and revelled in injecting these key elements into her own designs.
During the course of her different internships, Elsa has gained first-hand insights into architectural and materiality knowledge, on-site exposure, allowing her to overcome the challenges of creating personalised, one-of-a-kind, bespoke interiors for each client that complements their personality and vision.
« The importance is not the object but the person » - Charlotte Perriand
Emma stems from the UK, where she spent many years working as Technical Coordinator for Barratt Homes. It was there where she discovered a passion for interior spaces and the power of good design in transforming people’s lives and creating a feeling of home. Her love for the creative process, keen eye for detail and financial acumen, allow her to successfully guide projects from concept to completion.
“A well thought out layout has the ability to completely change an environment, regardless of scale”.
Prior to joining the team at EM Bespoke, Emma attended the Insight School of Interior Design in Hong Kong. She also holds a BEng in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University and a MSc in Real Estate Finance from Henley Business School.