Miaja Design Group
In 1995, Miaja Design Group, then known as IMA Interiors, was founded by Isabelle Miaja, a talented and visionary interior designer. Originally focused on providing high-end residential design solutions in Singapore, the firm quickly gained recognition for its exceptional work, serving discerning clientele and dignitaries across the region. As time passed, the company recognized opportunities beyond residential projects, embracing hospitality and commercial design. In response to this growth and expansion into diverse sectors, the firm later rebranded to Miaja Design Group, a name that now represents its comprehensive design capabilities and enduring commitment to excellence.
MIAJA’s design ethos is that each and every project should be innovative with its own unique style and personality.
Renowned for its exceptional and distinctive design approach, evident in projects like the JW Marriott Resort & Spa Maldives, So Sofitel Singapore, Pullman Central Park Hotel in Jakarta, and Sofitel Mumbai BKC in India. These endeavours have earned MIAJA international recognition for its creativity and innovation.
At the heart of MIAJA's success lies its commitment to crafting unique and distinctive design solutions for each project. Whether it's a luxury hotel or a sophisticated corporate space, the firm takes a personalised approach, ensuring that every space reflects the client's vision and identity.
MIAJA's hallmark is the incorporation of local creative inspiration into its designs. Embracing the cultural background of the country in which the project is located, the firm infuses its creations with unique artistic translations, giving each project its richest flavour and distinctive identity. This approach allows MIAJA to connect deeply with the local context, creating spaces that resonate with the community they serve.
As part of its creative journey, MIAJA takes art curation to new heights. For each project, the firm collaborates with well-known artists specially selected to co-create unique art piece collections. These personalized art pieces not only complement the design but become an intrinsic element of the final vision. By weaving art into the essence of the project, MIAJA ensures that its spaces bear the stamp of artistic authenticity.
Meet The Team
Managing & Creative Director
Isabelle Miaja started as an Interior designer in the US – creating designs for Homes in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and Park Avenue New York – Later extending her Savoir Faire to Hotels.
Moving to Asia was a decisive move for her career. Beginning in Singapore was a learning experience – Starting again with Homes in the Lion City, she had to learn a new of life and new cultures –
Integrating Fung Shui and applying her skills with a whole different approach –She had to reinvent herself, bringing Europe back into her designs to blend East and West Creativity with her unique personal signature.
Art has always been part of her life as a child growing up – Her French grand-father being a Bronze Sculpteur , her Grand-uncle being the National Poet of Spain, paintings and Art Objects surrounded her since birth – Integrating her past into her Designs came naturally and gives her work that unique style.
Today, Isabelle Miaja is the Creative Director of Miaja Design Group. Chosen as one of the World most influential Designer, her portfolio includes Award winning City Hotels and Resorts, some of which she designed the Architecture – blending Culture, Art and creating stories which take root in the fabric of the place the project is being built is expressed through her passion for everything beautiful and meaningful.
Putting Art at the centre of her Designs and opening two Art galleries- Miaja Gallery and Miaja Art Collections - to support the known and upcoming artists she encounters as she travels the world – Isabelle Miaja is adding Publishing to her skills and started Last Year her first Art and Design magazine – Journal Artistique – It summarises what she believes in – Art & Design are the Pillars of every society – recognising and supporting Art is her Raison d’Etre – and she hopes to help talents be recognised by showcasing them through her work
Director of Operations & Finance
Julian Miaja is the Director of Operations and Finance at Miaja Design Group, a role he assumed ten years ago upon returning from his marketing and e-commerce work in London. He made significant contributions to the company's growth, particularly in the marketing strategy for the opening of So Sofitel Hotel in Singapore and subsequent hotels and resorts. Now leading the operations, Julian manages the team, project deliverables, and project management within the firm, ensuring seamless coordination and client relations for each project. His strategic vision, dedication, and expertise have elevated the company's reputation, making him a highly valued leader in the design industry.
Senior FF&E and Designer
Severine Miaja is a talented artistic collaborator with a decade of experience in the residential and hospitality project domains. Throughout her journey, she successfully balanced her education, attending La Salle College of The Arts in Singapore, where she earned a degree in Fine Arts. After graduation, Severine made an impactful entry into the family business, assuming the role of FF&E Designer.
Here, she immersed herself in the intricacies of residential, commercial, and hospitality projects, learning and collaborating with her peers. Her passion for design and dedication to her craft have seen her ascend to a senior position within the company. Presently, Severine leads projects creatively, working closely with Managing Director Isabelle Miaja to bring a unique and artistic touch to each endeavor. Her artistic flair, combined with her commitment to excellence, continues to be a driving force in the success of the projects she undertakes.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Desert Tent Resort
Meliá Desert Palm Dubai
Pearl Rotana Capital Centre
Radisson SAS Hotel
Rotana Saadiyat Island
Paramount Hotels & Resorts
Centara Grand Resort
Jumeirah Maldives Olhahali Island
JW Marriott Resort & Spa Maldives
Amari Havodda Maldives
OZEN Life Maadhoo
Taj Fisherman's Cove
Taj Residency Trivandrum
Traders Hotel Doha
Grand Copthorne Doha
Novotel SAS Royal
Club Med Sahoro – Hokkaido
Per Aquum Resort
Pullman Central Park
Shangri-La Spa Subraya
Holiday Inn Express
Hilton Garden Inn
Ibis Styles Hotel
Cairnhill Crest Residences
Four Seasons Residence
Hill Crest Residence
Robertson 100 Residences
Sims Residence Showflat
St. Regis Penthouse
The Orion at Orange Grove
Umi Garden Suites
Beverly Hills Mansion
Goldman Sachs Pte LTD
First Dynasty Mines PTE LTD
Coface (Singapore) PTE LTD
Hong Leong Singapore Finance
Deutsche Bank AG
Air Seychelles Ltd
“I took a great pleasure to work along Isabelle and her team during the pre-opening stage of Pullman Jakarta Central Park.The designs were stunning and very different from others to the point that guests were continuously astonished and keep coming back to the property.The design by Miaja has certainly given a great marketing support to the property and also to the brand Pullman.
In terms of project management, the process was flowing well and Isabelle and her team were able to understand constraints for the operator while integrating the budget requirements from the developer. Timing and quality were both present throughout the project.
In my last 18 years as General Manager, I can say that Miaja has been certainly one of the best interior design group I have worked with; from the project aspect, to the result."
General Manager, Pullman Central Park.
Pullman Central Park Hotel
4* City Hotel
"I'm delighted to say that we have a long standing relationship with Isabelle and her team based out of Singapore. They initially worked with us on the completion of Desert Palm in Dubai and I am happy to say that the end result was nothing short of outstanding. To this day, the property is recognized for its quality approach to design and comfort. The team at Miaja are always easy to collaborate with and are very open to new approaches and ideas.
I am happy to say that the project was on time and the Miaja team assisted to achieve this result with their approach to delivering on schedule as much as possible. We are looking at working with them on upcoming projects and needless to say I would have no hesitation to recommend them.”