The One Thing All Successful Women Are Doing That You Aren’t

Every year, The Singapore Women’s Weekly shines the spotlight on 18 outstanding, successful and high-achieving working women in the Great Women Of Our Time awards. Meet Design & Style nominee, Olivia Lee, Founder & Designer at Olivia Lee:


After making waves at the renowned Salone del Mobile Milano furniture fair in Milan with The Athena Collection, a clever 10-piece furniture and decor range presented as “future-proof” solutions for the technology-related habits of modern homeowners, Olivia was named as one of eight most promising designers who stood out amongst hundreds of others on show.

“My creative process is driven heavily by concept and requires a lot of research and rigorous discussion,” explains the multidisciplinary designer, who readily credits her parents as her greatest inspiration.

“Trained as commercial artists, they approached the profession in a very pragmatic way,” says Olivia. “During their time, the creative field in Singapore wasn’t the celebrated field we know today. For them, it was simply about making an honest living from what they excelled in,” she adds.

“At home, they lived creatively in a very passive, matter-of-fact way,” shares Olivia, giving us a glimpse of how growing up in a family of innovators has taught her that there are no limits to creativity:

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The Great Women Of Our Time Awards 2018 is brought to you by main presenter, Lancôme, and presenter, PANDORA.