Yoo Studio

"It's all about you".

Serving the YOO tribe internationally, the studio has completed individual residences and hotels as well as bringing to fruition the visions of Creative Directors Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders, Jade Jagger and Kelly Hoppen. This gives YOO Studio a unique design DNA that could only come from working with the world’s best.

Headed by Mark Davison, the studio’s experience is enhanced by its diversity of over 20 architects, interior and product designers with big imaginations, providing a choice of looks and styles to suit the lifestyles of today’s modern dwellers.

The YOO Studio’s global design expertise has developed a unique understanding of designing in different cultures, to create projects that respect and enliven the cultures in which they live.

The team prides itself on taking on board the local context: “We’re not here to export European design around the world. We do a lot of research on the local context and weave that back in to the project,” says Mark Davison. “We know how to deliver unique spaces, and at different cost points.”

 

 

 

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Sussanne Khan

"I hope to offer new dimensions in creativity to the global market”.

Sussanne Khan has practised the art of design for 15 years. She is the founder of India’s leading conceptual interior design store, “The Charcoal Project”. The store came to life in 2011 and changed the meaning of curated interior design in India.

A victim of a curious mind, Sussanne used her imagination and talents to create diverse design stories inspired by the history of art and architecture through the ages. Her signature is a seamless blending of industrial masculine tone with feminine classical shabby chic.

Sussanne Khan obtained an Associate Art Degree in Interior Design from Brooks College, Long Beach, California in the year 1995.

Today, she straddles the world of fusion architecture, interior design play and original product design. All these disciplines always remain true to her foundation philosophy ‘It’s all in the details’. She coined a unique term that best describes her efforts in creativity “To charcoal”, or in other words, “To make a thing come alive”.

Sussanne’s design projects include private residences, retail spaces, corporate offices, destination villas and architectural concepts.

 

 

 

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Steve Leung

"Design is a universal language and can break through all boundaries".

YOO is proud to announce its collaboration with Asian design star, Steve Leung and the first Steve Leung & YOO project - the ‘YOO Residence’ in Hong Kong.

Steve is lauded as one of the world’s leading architects and designers. His work is based on a strong and unique character of minimalism, with a skilful infusion of Asian culture and arts, resulting in rich and textured environments. As Creative Director of Steve Leung & YOO, Steve’s extensive experience and natural synergy with sophisticated Asian styles and tastes will undoubtedly resonate throughout his work with YOO.

Steve set up his own consultancy in 1987, currently the company has over 350 staff and is one of the biggest interior design consultancies in Asia. Steve has led over a 1000 projects in China and abroad and has won the Best Interior Designer Worldwide award at the Andrew Martin International Awards, the Oscars of design, a staggering ten times.

He aims at putting his personal philosophy “Enjoy Life - Enjoy Design” in practice and sharing the art of living with others through his architectural, interior and product design.

 

 

 

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Marcel Wanders

"I want to make our most exciting dreams come true".

Named by Wallpaper* as one of the leading designers of the last 15 years, Marcel’s star first rose in 1996 with the design of the iconic Knotted Chair. In 2001 he co-founded design company Moooi and his design influence has since become ubiquitous, designing for global brands such as B&B Italia, Cappellini, Puma, Bisazza, Poliform, KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines, Flos, Magis, Google, Target, Baccarat and more recently Christofle, M.A.C Cosmetics and M & S.

With a sense of theatricality and a remarkable use of space and textures, Marcel’s interiors have equally garnered international acclaim. His projects include Kameha Grand hotel in Bonn, the Mondrian South Beach hotel in Miami, the Villa Moda Flagship store in Bahrain, and private residences in Amsterdam, Mallorca and Jakarta.

Many of Marcel’s designs have been selected for the most important design collections and exhibitions in the world.

In his collaboration with YOO, Marcel brings to Wanders & YOO a unique decorative modern style, recalling the materials, techniques and values of traditional Dutch design and making them relevant in the twenty-first century.

 

 

 

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Jade Jagger

"Each place and project is very different and it’s important to respond to that".

Over the past 15 years Jade Jagger and her long-standing design partner Tom Bartlett have worked with the YOO design studio to create international design offering ‘Jade Jagger for YOO’.

Jade divides her time between London, Goa and Ibiza, taking inspiration from each to create her signature style – a sophisticated blend of clean lines, warm tones and effortless cool.

Combining refined luxury, laid back chic and skilled interior design the ‘Jade Jagger for YOO’ offering is ideally suited to the high end international property market.

 

 

 

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Philippe Stark

Philippe Starck needs no introduction - he's undoubtedly the world's most revered living designer. "I like to open the doors to people's brains".

For four decades, he has liberally spread his creativity and ideas across the design landscape, putting his mark on everything from toothbrushes, motorbikes, sanitary ware, restaurants and even the presidential Elysee Palace.

He is one of the originators of the boutique hotel interior, and currently putting finishing touches to the ultra-grand Royal Monceau Hotel in Paris.

Philippe's influence on the way we live now is everywhere – in our uses of colour, materials and space, and in our desire for good design at every juncture.

In 1999, Starck joined forces with John Hitchcox to establish YOO. Their aim: to create truly extraordinary living spaces. His brand at YOO, YOO inspired by Starck, has seen the successful completion of over 20 projects around the world.

 

 

 

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