Studio Juju is led by Timo Wong and Priscilla Lui to practice design across disciplines in furniture, products and spaces. The studio’s approach is fresh and optimistic and each project is a union of simplicity and warmth, functionalism and whimsy, refinement and relevance.
The studio was formed in the beginning of 2009 as a partnership between Timo and Priscilla to experiment with a hands-on approach towards design and producing their own prototypes for debut showcases and exhibition. This hands-on approach has informed them the value of emotional qualities while manipulating form and scale, thus they strive to encourage pleasant human interaction with each of their project. And this remains apparent in the studio’s pursue.
Studio Juju has been honoured the “Designers of the Future” by Design Miami/ Basel 2011, based on a body of work that demonstrates originality in the creative process as well as a high level of refinement in the finished pieces. The studio was awarded also for its noteworthy contribution to contemporary design discourse. As part of the award, Studio Juju was commissioned to create an installation, titled ‘A Tent’, during Design Miami/ Basel, Switzerland. In the same year, they were the winner of the Design Report Award at SaloneSatellite in Milan, presenting a collection of vessels titled ‘Drum Cases’, ‘Dough & Piatti’ and ‘Wobble & Mushrooms’. For this collection, they worked with various fabrication methods and materials to create a series of rounded and tactile explorations.
In 2014, the studio was awarded the Singapore President’s Design Award, the highest recognition for design in Singapore. Their winning design ‘Rabbit & Tortoise Collection’ for Living Divani re-examines its typology and offers a fresh, alternative perspective. The jury praised the studio for demonstrating delicate design sensibility and versatility of the design. In 2015, Gardens by the Bay (Singapore) commissioned the studio to design site-specific ‘Garden Benches’ for the entire park. The studio’s first permanent public art installation, titled ’Big Round & Tall Long’, was unveiled by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore at the new Downtown Line Tampines train station in 2017.