About Ensemble 23 Articles
Ensemble magazine is a bilingual publication associated with Today Sotheby's International Realty with a focus on Architecture, Design, Creative Art and Fine Estates in San Francisco Bay Area and Around the World.
About Sotheby's Content 15 Articles
Today Sotheby's International Realty is located in San Carlos, California. Being associated with Sotheby's, we are grateful to be also involved in the art side of living; with the purchase and sale of the house, as well as the paintings that hang on the walls and collectibles in the house that represent the extraordinary life style of the elites.
About Patrice Chou 10 Articles
Patrice Chou, Artist and Art Consultant, is a graduate in Psychology from National Taiwan University and has a Communications Management graduate degree from University of Southern California. She has 10 years of background in marketing and public relations with international trading business. Meanwhile, being an enthusiastic art lover and a knowledgeable wine educator, she specializes in organizing exclusive private art and wine events. After intensive art study in France, Italy, and the U.S., she is now an independent artist as well as an art consultant. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.
About Shirley Liu 8 Articles
Ms. Liu has operated her successful practice in international real estate for many years. Her keen eye for investment opportunities has resulted in numerous successful projects in Asia and the US. She has finance and management degrees from McIntire School of Commerce at University of Virginia and a Communications Management graduate degree from University of Southern California.
About Don Ong 7 Articles
Don Ong, an innovation advocate and active angel investor in art, technology startups and restaurants in both Silicon Valley and Asia. He is the head of innovation at a Japanese MNC, advisor and mentor to several financial institutions and startups. He is also an avid fan of cool technologies, astrophysics, contemporary and literary arts. His favorite phrases are “never say never”, and “coffee is your best friend.”
About Iris Fabbri 5 Articles
Iris Fabbri, Director of Sotheby’s Auction House in Lugano, Switzerland, is a graduate in architecture from Politechnical School of Milan and started her career with well known Italian classic Architect, Renzo Mongiardino. She has her own firm in Lugano, Switzerland, specializing in serving significant private clients worldwide both in building classic and modern contemporary homes, including interior furnishings and complete decor. As Director of Sotheby’s Auction House in Lugano, she is responsible for commissioning the sale and purchase of art , jewellery and other valuable collectibles at auction on behalf of clients.
About Brett O'Connor 5 Articles
Brett O’Connor joined Sotheby’s in 1999 and has been based in Geneva since 2002, sourcing gems for Sotheby’s worldwide Jewellery auctions. He has over 22 years of auction experience on three continents and has been involved with many of the important jewellery collections, including the collections of Baroness Eugene de Rothchild, Luisa Fanti Melloni, Maria Callas, Madame Claude Arpels, Lily Marinho, Count Guido Henkle von Donnermarck and Gina Lollobrigida. Mr O’Connor earned a Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, California, in 1994.
About Garnett Ge 2 Articles
Garnett Ge, Cross-border Venture Manager at Plug and Play, has a Bachelor Degree from University of Wisconsin La Crosse and Master Degree from the Johns Hopkins University. He is now based on Silicon Valley and formly served as a reporter from Xtecher, the top 5 tech media coving in China. Garnett`s writing includes individual profile, industry insights, startups & investments, technology and so on.
About Berry Liu 2 Articles
Ms. Liu is an international senior media person, magazine columnist, and editor, who has participated in many influential exhibitions and art events as an art critic and curator. Her art commentary column is well-known, such as her “Twin City Clouds” of “America’s Past Events” series, along with artworks of the southwestern Chinese artists' group, were given as the “City Culture Gift” of Chengdu to the Hong Kong and Macao SAR governments.