About Us

red design create considered, immersive spaces for the world’s leading restaurant, hospitality and lifestyle brands.

Headquartered in Shanghai since 2007, red design has grown into a diverse firm of 30 architects and interior designers.   We work on a global scale with specific expertise in emerging markets.

Whether we’re designing a fast casual concept; a fine dining restaurant or a boutique resort, we deliver fresh thinking and innovative solutions. Our design process involves plenty of conversation, a discerning approach, intuition and integrity. We respond to the requirements of our clients, the values and expectations of their customers, and the operational realities of their business

OUR TEAM

Matthew Lemar
Matthew Lemar

Partner

Matthew is a Founding Partner of Red Design. An RIBA qualified architect, Matthew brings both creativity and rigor to Red Design’s portfolio of projects.

He oversees Red Design projects globally, ensuring that the right team is deployed for each project, a high level of service is maintained and a creative solution is delivered.

Michael McGirr
Michael McGirr

Partner

Michael is an Interior Architect and Partner of Red Design.He directs the design of Red’s projects from their conceptual origin to completion.

With over 100 F+B projects complete across China to date, Michael continues to apply his visionary ideas and strong attention to detail, ensuring Red Design remains at the forefront of global design thinking.

Kristy Yang
Kristy Yang

Associate | BD & Operations

Kristy is an architect with 10 years experience in hospitality and retail design.

Her strong client relationship skills coupled with an exacting approach to project management enable her to develop business, steer operations and maintain a consistent professionalism for Red Design, ensuring that the Red Design brand is as outstanding as its design work.

Michelle Sun
Michelle Sun

Associate

Michelle is an interior designer and Associate at Red Design. Educated in the UK, Michelle pairs creative conceptual design skills with strong management ability.

She leads the team for many of Red Design’s restaurant and hospitality projects, contributing fresh ideas and an international perspective to the design process.