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The Culture of Collaboration

By Neolith & CDK

Get up close and personal with Olivia Lee’s (Olivia Lee) one-off product made in partnership with CDK Stone. Crafted from the new Himalaya Crystal Neolith product from the brand’s new Six S Range, this exclusive creation will only be available to view in the CDK showroom for a limited time. Explore the magic of collaboration and witness the new range.

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Olivia Lee

OLIVIA LEE is a multidisciplinary studio grounded by an industrial design approach. The practice pivots from product to spatial design, research insights to ideation with the goal of creating unique experiences. The studio focuses on uncovering new rituals and behaviours, navigating the tension between tradition and the future, and bringing brands into unexplored territories through design and narrative.

As principal designer for the studio, Olivia Lee has produced work for a variety of international partners such as Hermès, Petit h, Wallpaper* Handmade, William Grant & Son, Samsung, Bank of Singapore, Economic Development Board of Singapore and the British Council. Her studio tackles briefs as complex as intergenerational smart homes for public housing; as whimsical as an ice-cream parlour installation for a natural stone company; and as functional as a compact indoor air purifier for the Asian market. Her most recent project was a space-exploration themed multi-sensorial store takeover of the Singapore Hermès flagship store for Petit h; involving retail store design, an interactive building facade, animated dioramas, window scenography and a 3-storey window artwork.

A graduate of Central Saint Martins BA (Hons) Product Design, Olivia Lee combines her experiences in London with her Singaporean roots to establish a culturally nuanced design practice in the heart of South East Asia. In parallel with her professional practice, Olivia resides as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore teaching design history and co-leads their retail design platforms for prestige brands such as Shiseido and Guerlain.

In 2017 and 2018, Dezeen hailed Olivia as one of the top 10 emerging designers from the international SaloneSatellite fair. Olivia is also recognised by IndesignMedia as INDE Awards Prodigy for 2018. OLIVIA LEE’s work has been presented at the Triennale di Milano, Museum fur Kommunikation Berlin, Maison et Object Observatoire de la Maison, Daikanyama T-Site, Mint Shop and featured in Wallpaper*, Icon, Dezeen, Axis, Intramuros, Form, Sight Unseen and Disegno.

Nathan Karpenko

Nathan is State General Manager Business Development for Stone & Neolith and has been with CDK Stone for over 13 years. With over 17 years’ experience in managing teams and working within architectural and design sales, Nathan has extensive stone and product knowledge and has worked on large commercial and high-end residential projects, helping clients create and deliver amazing design spaces.

Nathan along with one of the directors of CDK discovered Neolith sintered stone in 2012 and saw the huge potential of this amazing product for the Australian market with its almost endless applications and incredible features and benefits.

Andrea Johnston

Andrea is the Marketing Manager of the market-leading Spanish brand Neolith in Asia, Middle East & Oceania. Currently based in Hong Kong, Andrea’s extensive international experience lies in a diversity of countries, from USA to Mexico, Spain, China & more to come. Having used her talent in different luxury industries, Sintered Stone is a revolutionary product and her latest challenge, high-end architecture and design has become her new passion.

“The extraordinary properties of Sintered Stone and 100% natural composition impressed me since the very beginning. Furthermore, I fell in love with the team and the commitment of Neolith with the environment, whose latest achievement is obtaining Carbon Neutral Status.”