Four Seasons

Design by Alexandra Champalimaud

The Dorchester and The Waldorf Astoria in London are two of several world-famous
 properties given explosively creative makeovers by Alexandra Champalimaud,
the woman who is also behind the Four Seasons Jakarta’s spectacular interiors.
Yet it’s culinary metaphors that the Lisbon-born design dynamo uses
when talking about her next project: The St Regis Jakarta.
“I’m like a chef putting together a table. The ingredients need to be there, but can be interpreted differently.
It’s about feeling the whole,” Champalimaud said during a recent interview.
“There’s no perfect recipe [but] there’s an ability to see an end vision before you almost even start:
What does this place need to evoke? How do we make it extraordinary?”