George had met Chubb’s Southeast Asian Director, Lawrence Grant, while working in Singapore. By the time he arrived in London, Lawrence had already been transferred there. George, having established the precursor of STUDIO DUO, was hired to design their European Headquarters. Lawrence wanted a sharp, crisp, contemporary “continental” look to his new offices. This was achieved by the use of “tight” carefully designed and constructed details, resin finished custom furniture, clear glass, slate floors, then topped off with a thirty foot by eight foot high tromp l’oeil, custom painted antique map of Europe.