Interview with a niche market pioneer - Harry Grover

Interview with a niche market pioneer - Harry Grover

In our pursuit to try to understand the story behind the brands that fill gaps and create their own niche market, we were fortunate enough to get the insight of Singapore’s leading coffee entrepreneur Harry Grover.  Harry started the third wave coffee scene in Singapore back in 2010, when the only existing options of a coffee was Starbucks and local coffee stalls which had a deep-seated hold on the Singapore mindset and market.

Design Matters - Episode 05

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Design Matters - Episode 05

As part of Valé's ongoing investigation into what makes hospitality design remarkable, we'll focus on the role of public art in putting otherwise unremarkable places on the map. We'll also look at why this is relevant to your own business.

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Design Matters - Episode 04

Design Matters - Episode 04

Despite the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal, big data can be a very helpful tool for understanding people and predicting their behaviour - when used correctly and ethically. We’ll be taking a closer look at how big data is likely to shake up the hospitality industry, with a shift towards behavioural analysis instead of its traditional reliance on guesswork and intuition.

Design Matters - Episode 03

Design Matters - Episode 03

This week on Design Matters we spoke about why it's all about them, and not about you. We'll be going through the design process to win over your customers and the process of user-centred design that is the future of hospitality design.

Design Matters - Episode 02

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Design Matters - Episode 02

This week on Design Matters we'll be talking about why pretty buildings are no longer enough to win over your customers and the process of user-centred design that is the future of hospitality design. 

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Design Matters - Episode 01

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Design Matters - Episode 01

If you missed our first live stream on Saturday the 31st of March tune in now.  We discussed the psychology of what makes Instagram so valuable and did a brief overview of the Instagram Design Guide.

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Designing Instagrammable: Understanding the Psychology of Instagram

Designing Instagrammable: Understanding the Psychology of Instagram

With 800 million monthly active users, it’s simply becoming essential for your business to have an Instagram account and an active presence. But what's more important, yet often overlooked, is making sure that your space is designed in a way that makes it remarkable, so remarkable that everyone has to take a picture and share it with the world on social media.

Can great design with a focused agenda make a difference?

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Can great design with a focused agenda make a difference?

At Valé Architects, we change the lives of people and communities with our innovative approach to hospitality design.  Whether it’s a 5-star hotel, offering local employment, opportunities for education and the prospect for local businesses to flourish as part of the local infrastructure, or even through working with village home-stays, Vale Architects help to offer opportunity where before, there was none.

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