Webinar with Bill Bensley, Interior Designer of the Year

Webinar with Bill Bensley, Interior Designer of the Year

19 February 2021 (Fri)
4:00pm – 5:00pm


20 PDP Membership Points

IDCS Members: $10
Non IDCS Members: $20
Student – IDCS Members: $5
Student – Non Members: $10


Winner of IDCS Design Excellence Awards 2020 Interior Designer of the Year, Mr Bill Bensley will talk about:

  • How he transitioned from Landscape Designer to ID/Architecture
  • How he got his first project In Asia
  • His top 3 projects in Asia Pacific: why he selected them, the client brief, challenges encountered and learning insights
  • How the industry has changed over the last decade and how can designers can adapt to the new Covid-19 world in 2021

To all registered participants, please email your question for Mr Bill Bensley to [email protected]
A copy of Mr Bill Bensley's book, Escapism, will be given to the person attending that asks the best question, chosen by Mr Bill Bensley.
A copy of the recording of the webinar will be sent to all registered participants after the event.


4.00pm: Introduction to Mr Bill Bensley presented by IDCS President Cameron Woo
4.05pm: Presentation by Mr Bill Bensley
4.35pm: Interview with Mr Bill Bensley by IDCS Host Cameron Woo – IDCS President
4.40pm: Interview with Mr Bill Bensley by IDCS Host Amy Picanco – IDCS Treasurer
4.45pm: Best questions from the Audience (selected by Mr Bill Bensley)


Bill Bensley is world renowned for his outstanding, unique and inspiring award-winning hotel, landscape and interior designs and eye-catching architecture. He is also a concerned conservationist and passionate philanthropist. Bill’s philosophy is “besides having as much fun as possible, to help the needy, to educate, help animals and help the planet via conservation”. Bill has seamlessly and brilliantly combined his passions to benefit the environments and communities in which he has created his incredible projects.

Affectionately known as the “Willy Wonka of Design”, Bill is a highly qualified jack of all trades — gardener, fisherman, architect, interior designer, lover of all things natural, and most of all, a wide-ranging explorer of as many corners of the earth as he can.

In 2020, Bill shared the culmination of his life’s work to date in a free-open source white paper, “Sensible Sustainable Solutions” for hotel designers, owners and operators to design better hotels, fight climate change and generally make the world a better place. The paper covers three core pillars; to build with a purpose, think locally and sustainably and build sensibly in terms of building materials and energy conservation.


Cameron Woo, founder of Cameron Woo Design (CWD), is celebrated as one of the world’s top interior designers. His firm has been featured in the interior design bible, Andrew Martin Interior Design Review, the Oscars of the interior design world, and has won multiple awards from the International Property Awards, London for World’s Best Interior Design, Asia Pacific’s Best Interior Design and for Singapore. CWD’s clientele include many of the world’s leading property developers such as Kerry Properties, Swire Properties, Capitaland Residential, Ho Bee Group and Mulpha International.

Cameron Woo has been invited to speak at international interior design conferences such as 100% Design, China International Interior Design Cultural Festival, One to One with World Class Designers and Hong Kong International Lighting Fair.

CWD has collaborated with some of the world’s largest consumer and prestige brands such as Dulux, Louis Vuitton and Philips Lighting. Cameron Woo is a panellist on Akzonobel’s Colour Futures and has also been the guest judge and mentor on the hit international interior design reality television show The Apartment TV.

Amy Picanço spent several years working across the Asia-Pacific region before settling down in Singapore to establish Aym Design, an Interior Architecture and Design Studio.

Since the launch in late 2014, her focus has been on creating highly efficient planning solutions and branded spaces which enhance the user experience. Amy believes there is an intrinsic link between physical space and the user identity, and aims to bring this to life through all her projects.

She has an honest and transparent approach to her process, and actively encourages a collaborative working method with her clients. The aim is to educate and guide her clients seamlessly through every project.