Duncan Miller Ullmann strives to create bespoke responses to the opportunities presented.
Our work over the last 25 years is a testament to this approach.
Hundreds of clients around the world have entrusted us with their vision to produce an original, innovative hospitality project
that pushes the bounds of design and makes sound business sense.
More than designing an interior, we believe our work is to conceive an experience, an atmosphere, a memorable moment.
Lifestyle is at the core of our vision and transcends in every corner of our designs.
Interior Design is the art and science of creating memorable, functional and welcoming spaces for guests within a project while maximizing the commercial objectives of the owner and/or operator. Factors such as budget, competitors, the local environs as well as anticipated uses, guest and revenue objectives are all scrutinously taken into consideration while working towards an over-arching “brand” imperative. Successful progressing through the Interior Design yields a satisfying guest experience, a financially viable asset for the ownership, and selfishly – another source of pride in our portfolio of projects worldwide.
We bring to the table a full understanding of the industry, from the guest experience to the branding image, from the kitchen planning to the service flow of the floor plan, from the need to optimize the area efficiency to maximizing the revenue potential.
Graphics serve to galvanize the brand, foreshadowing the experience for the guests. Clever graphics entice guests and improve the value of the operation. Clever signage elevates simple directional signs into the visual accents that complement the Interior Design.
Lighting design is the essential complement to any interior project. More than a highly technical process, it deftly brings appropriate illumination to the built environment, judiciously incorporating the latest technology to paint spaces with color and clarity.
Procurement is an indispensable asset for our clients. Developing long standing relationships with suppliers, knowing how to optimize the quality of their offerings, obtaining international standards with local vendors and having high standards of production are all integral part of our expertise.
Comprehensive Art Consultation is the final layering that transforms the Interior Design into a finished project. Initial coordination with the Interior Design team orients the direction of the Art program and establishes the budget, ultimately culminating in a perfectly finished project at grand opening.
Bespoke product design makes a project complete and fully integrated. The design vision can be fully expressed without the constraints of choosing ready-made furniture. Paired with our procurement knowledge, the development of tailored products is an effective way of leaving a personalized touch to each project.
The Design DMU collaboration with Galerie Junger is perhaps the first of its kind in China, integrating a Design Studio
with an Art Gallery. Allowing for special showcases and events, the lifestyle Studio also includes an atelier space
where a rotating schedule of artist in-residence creates artworks for exhibitions and project commissions. more