James Lee

Born in China, in a historical and ancient city called Jiang Nan, rich with thousands of years of cultural history, James Lee was a naturally born artist with a special flair for art and design.

At a very early age he began to recognise intelligent design and spot the potential in invisible spaces. He wanted to create a vision for the future to pay tribute to the long history of his homeland.

Since graduating from a Masters in interior design at the Chelsea College of Arts in London, James Lee has worked for many renowned design firms such as Chhada Siembieda & Associates and HBA – Hirsch Bedner & Associates, where he was leading the multicultural and international design team.

He recently founded his company, L’Avventura & Associates, a platform bringing together boutique designers from around the world to work on innovative interior design and architectural projects, with the aim of changing industry trends and catering to more sophisticated world travellers.

The company focuses on matching every client with a personalised team committed to working on the project and creating authentic and creative spaces to fit the client’s needs and visions.

L’Avventura also represents the Asia Pacific Hotel Design Association, which is the most influential annual conference taking place in China. It reunites hotel designers from Asia and the Pacific to experience the market directly and to work as a team on bespoke projects.  A competition is held every year to select the best designers for several award categories.