An architect by training and graduated in USA, Catherine worked in USA for couple’s years before returning to Hong Kong to pursue her passion in interior designing. She started her own architectural and interior firm THE XSS in 2003 in Hong Kong to focus on both Hong Kong and Greater China market, mainly for high end luxury residential interior projects, with some commercial and office interior designing. Due to strong demands for Catherine’s services in South East Asia, THE XSS expanded to Bangkok, Thailand in 2010 to undertake architectural and interior projects for the Thailand and other neighboring Asian countries, initially targeting in the boutique hotel and residential projects. Operating out of Hong Kong as headquarter, THE XSS now has branch offices in China and Thailand.
THE XSS, an innovative design house, stands for Extra Small and Small. The philosophy behind this name reveals its flair for transforming a well thought-out plan into a highly successful reality while examining every single nook and cranny down to very fine minute details.
With this philosophy, Catherine’s works revolve around her strong desire of balancing aesthetics with functionality. She endeavors to understand all her clients well; who they are, how they live, and what they aspire, to creatively design a space that fits her client’s profile and characteristic.
It is with this same spirit and philosophy that Catherine undertakes all her personal and commercial activities. Besides being a professional member in various international institutions and associations, Catherine has been an active member of Hong Kong Designer Association (HKDA) and is now serving her second term as Vice Chairwoman. She also actively involves the activities and projects assigned within HKDA with this same attitude in staying focused to achieve maximum team effectiveness.
Besides earning various international designing awards as recognition of her creative works, reference ratings from customers, business partners and associates have been phenomenally high for Catherine’s personality, leadership and quality of work plus her positive attitudes in problem solving.