In Conversation with Emile Azan from Chameleon Interior Designs

Chameleon Interior Designs - Emile Azan

Founder Emile Azan, pursued his life–long love of interiors and architecture and retrained in Interior Design, graduating from KLC School of Design, where he obtained an Honours distinction. Having worked in the industry for several years, he decided to set up his own practice in 2005.

As a designer, he knows that every client values their home/business and wants to reflect their individual tastes and personality. Whether they want to be very hands-on or have very little free time, he adapts accordingly to deliver projects that combine the client’s vision with glamour, cool subtlety and originality.

Over the years he has experienced how each room relates to each other and whether changes should be considered, how the lighting in particular changes the feel of each space, but also how acoustics and noise affect how comfortable we feel in each room.


What inspired you to be an interior designer?

A love of buildings, being inspired by my grandfather who loved to build things and being immersed from a young age in how spaces work and their relationship to each other, Plus great inspiration from different buildings in different parts of the world. 

If they were to make a toy action figure of you, what would your accessory be?

A pencil and drawing pad

To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life within the design world has taken?

If you asked me that question at 16, I probably would not have been able to give you an answer. Not sure anyone, really does. But having pursued a business career for many years, switching to Interior design and retraining was a life-changing moment. But all that experience of business helped me to set up and run a practice from a practical angle. Would never go back and love the effect of creating spaces for clients. 

What would be your dream interior project?

Each project is different and we are often tasked with coming up with solutions for individual clients. So each project is a bit of a challenge. I guess if had to pick one it is working on those spaces found challenging by their owners because of some life change. 

What’s something you know you do differently than most people?

Always look at the acoustics of space being a partially hearing designer. 

If you could go back in time and speak to your adolescent self, what advice would you give them about the design world?

Look at course available for interiors or architecture. 


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