Photography by Jason Capobianco
Styling by Tasha Ling
Don Taylor is Swire Properties’ Director who oversees the development, leasing and management of the office portfolio. He has a clear vision for the future Taikoo Place and believes the attraction and retention of millennials at work is critical to its success. “We are almost designing workspaces and creating an environment for people who haven’t started work yet, so we need to inject that vibrancy and energy,” he says. His energy and enthusiasm are definitely infectious.
With the cameras turned off and the lights cooling on set during the shoot, Don Taylor relaxes. “This is one of my favourite bars,” he says, gesturing to the chic stripped-wood and brass interior of Taikoo Place’s Mr and Mrs Fox
. “I’m partial to the fresh oysters, a great steak as well as a decent red.… what more could you want?” He’s right, with ‘The Den’ a private dining area as well as a restaurant and bar split over three levels, it’s an ideal place for a post-work drink, dining and socialising; which, of course, is exactly what it is used for Taikoo Place.