Jonathan Edward Chau
Founder and President(Eddie) attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York in 1987. While studying Art and Design he became so intrigued that he decided to freelance at several firms including Art Design Carpet. Then in 1990, he moved on to study at Parsons School of Design in New York and at the same time found Ashima Interiors. It specialized in interior decorating focusing on custom upholstery, window treatments, wood flooring, wall coverings, draperies, and blinds. Prominent projects and clients include the headquarters for Max Mara as well as interior work done for prominent New York residential buildings. Some of them include the following: Trump Tower on 5th Avenue, The Galleria on 57th Street, The Metropolitan Tower, also on 57th Street, and Trump International near the United Nations. Eddie Chau, also during this time, had the opportunity to be commissioned by Juan Pablo Molyneux to work with. Juan Pablo Molyneux is considered one of the world’s top 1 DC designer as listed in Architectural Digest in January 2004. He was also included in “Americas Elite 1000, The Ultimate List Millennium Issue." Copyright Cadogan Publishing LTD. 1999. Having headquarters in New York and Paris, people from all over the world seek his immaculate work to furnish the interiors.
As Ashima Interiors expanded Eddie Chau and his brother Kenny Chau boldly opened two more interior decorating companies. ATC Home Deco and Five Star Workroom both located a 65 Ludlow Street were the new annexes to the Group. As business grew, they partnered with Liviu Segal, who heads sales and marketing. Only some of the projects include: Schrager Hotel, NYC, NY, Royalton Hotel, NYC, NY Delano Hotel, South Beach, FL, Disney Hotel/Restaurant, Orlando, FL, Beltran Design Group, Washington, DC, Ruby Falls, NYC, N Crobar, NYC, NY, Lebanese Taverna, Tyson Corner, VA, Rockwell Group Architects, NY.