Alan Barr, Founder and Managing Director of greyMatters, Singapore
Alan Barr is the Founder and Managing Director of greyMatters, a premier boutique design agency headquartered in Singapore.
He is one of Hospitality Design Magazine’s 2012 ‘Wave of the Future’ designers, and over his fifteen year career has become one of the preeminent designers in the field of hospitality. His work and projects range from hotels and resorts to casinos, super-yachts to private helicopters, country clubs, clubs and spas, as well as premium residential projects;
After ten years in New York as Principal and Managing Director of zeffdesign, he moved to Asia at the beginning of 2010. He became Creative Director at BLINK Design Group developing creations such as Sarasvati – A Luxury Collection Resort in Bali, Qbe @ Gole Market in Delhi, Westin Ubud Resort in Bali, Punjab Grill at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, WildFlower Beach Club in Phuket, and Sanctuary Residence Club in Delhi. Later, as Managing Director, Asia for Sydney based [CHADA] he assisted in expanding the Legacy brand deeper into Asia.
His earlier portfolio while a Managing Director at zeffdesign in New York includes projects such as The Harrison restaurant, Sense Spa at The Carlyle Hotel, Dream Hotel, Fathom Super Yacht in Malta, Night Hotel, Social Hollywood, and the Theory Clothing New York flagship. The hospitality gaming sector has also been a key focus area, with projects such as Venetian’s Paiza Suites for high rollers in Macau, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino redevelopment in Las Vegas, and the famed Imperia Beach Resort in Las Vegas.