V. GMcK with twins Aubrey & Tara-Louise (1993)

Valerie gregori mckenzie

Art Director / specializing in Life Style concepts

Valerie is an Art director with a passion for all things traditional, handmade and the Japanese designer/maker movement.
After working as a designer for well-known design houses in Europe & the USA, she moved to South-East Asia to establish her Life Style brand MAISON SONG in 2001. Well known for translating tropical life style and local craft traditions into modern aesthetics, SONG brand has sold over 30 countries around the world (Australia, Maldives, Zanzibar, Mexico, Caribbean, USA, Chile, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam…) as well as Resorts & Hotels groups (Hyatt, One & Only, Six Senses, Anantara, Song Saa…)
With a strong versatile knowledge in Asia, design, sourcing and production, Valerie now works as an international Art director and visual concept consultant.

INTERESTED in opportunities to travel and work in challenging environments where vernacular craft and tradition have a place in the every day life.

Valerie is also founder and writer behind the lifestyle blog FRENCH MOOD BLOG,
consisting a carefully curated edit of photography and personal thoughts on VERNACULAR & MODERN aesthetics. "French Mood Blog explores global LIFESTYLES and how they are shaped by food and wine we produce, craft and artisans we nurture, fashion and interiors we create" / Link to FRENCH MOOD BLOG
In association with THE ISLAND ACADEMY - Murozumi, Yamagushi Ken,  Japan.

The SATOYAMA Initiative is an effort to rebuild a healthy relationship between nature and people, exploring new shared systems in which various actors, including corporations, participate in working toward the combined goals of a low-carbon, resource-circulating, nature-harmonious society. 

INTERESTED in Satoyama projects worldwide.
Valerie is represented by Asia Song Design, Hong Kong.
info@asiasongdesign.com for all commercial inquiries.

Clients

SQ ROOTS UK, BINA Design USA, RESOURCE DECOR HK, HP FRANCE Japan, ASPLUND Japan, JOURNAL STANDARD Japan, ACTUS Japan, TINE K HOME Denmark, CLUB 21, HYATT South-East Asia, Maison SONG Vietnam, ONE & ONLY, SIX SENSES and more …

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