A likeable shape. Enigmatic, allegorical, abstract, familiar. Softness, unassuming, characterful, brut. Yet, to be likeable, does not define itself in such precise terms. Neither is its existence binary. A “delightful feeling” is perhaps the most apparent reaction to a likeable quality—a concept fundamental to the creative work of Studio Juju.
The “Likeables” exhibition presents a continuous exploration of objects and furniture designed by Studio Juju, with the pursuit of creating likeable physical form attributes that are emotive and experiential. Made with diverse techniques in various materials, the exhibition showcases the sensibilities and thought processes of the studio.
To endear and to treat our possessions with fondness roots us in the practice of preservation. Hopefully, this offers an alternate perspective of conscious consumption, where our possessions are treasured, enjoyed and used over prolonged time.
This exhibition is supported by DesignSingapore Council.
Priscilla Lui and Timo Wong founded Studio Juju in 2010. Engaging in fields of design and art, the studio creates with fresh perspectives and emotional connection in mind. Each project seeks a union of simplicity and warmth, utility and whimsy, refinement and relevance.
The Singaporean studio has been honoured the ‘Designers of the Future’ by Design Miami/ Basel in 2011, based on a body of work that demonstrates originality in the creative process, a high level of refinement in the finished pieces, and for its noteworthy contribution to contemporary design discourse. In 2014, their work ‘Rabbit & the Tortoise Collection’ for Living Divani was awarded the Singapore President’s Design of the Year for offering a fresh, alternative perspective and demonstrating delicate design sensibility.
DesignSingapore Council’s (Dsg) vision is for Singapore to be an innovation-driven economy and a loveable city through design by 2025. As the national agency that promotes design, our mission is to develop the design sector, help Singapore use design for innovation and growth, and make life better in this UNESCO Creative City of Design. Dsg is a subsidiary of the Singapore Economic Development Board.
Name: Timo Wong
Name: Derek Tay