newsCanberra designer adds chair flair to Singapore Google headquarters Tom Skeehan's Hoshi armchair, which has been ordered by the Singapore Google headquarters. Photo: Tom Skeehan Canberra designer adds chair flair to Singapore Google headquarters The Canberra Times Apr 16, 2019 facebook twitter linkedIn Jil Hogan Google offices are often a place where work dreams are made, and the Singapore headquarters is about to get a dose of Canberra design. Local industrial designer Tom Skeehan last year designed the Hoshi collection, a series of minimalist chairs inspired by Japanese design, for furniture company Stylecraft. Once the folk from the search-engine giant laid eyes on the Hoshi armchair, “they loved the product and they just thought it really fit”. [dm-listing-recommendation experimentname=’midcontent-listings’ positiononpage=’midcontent’] “I designed that range to definitely target the Asian market and expand into that,” Skeehan said. “It’s designed to be made here in Australia using our manufacturers but styled in a very minimal way that I think could kind of grow outside the Australian audience.” Stylecraft, which has an office in Singapore, are working with Google for the fit-out of its Singapore headquarters. The chairs are currently being manufactured in Australia and should take pride of place in the Google office in around six weeks. Word is, another social media giant in Singapore is also in talks to put in a “significant order” for the same chair. Skeehan is not long back from Milan where he made a statement alongside 11 other Australian designers at Milan Design Week. He’s off to Melbourne in June for trade event Denfair, and has his sights set on cracking the US market next year. [dm-listing-recommendation experimentname=’below-content-listings’ positiononpage=’belowContent’] Keep up with Commercial Real Estate news.Sign Up We recommendNewsInvestors stay focused on essential services in Burgess Rawson auctionsPartnersLendlease cuts dividend as earnings tumble in pandemic-hit resultsAdviceHow commercial property finance works Keep up with Commercial Real Estate news.Sign Up We recommendInvestors stay focused on essential services in Burgess Rawson auctionsHow one airline used its approach to real estate to help it ride out the pandemicRural Funds set huge target for macadamia growthHow much office space do I need?