studioKALEIDO — Winnie Wu — Singapore

“In Singapore, even though Chinese people constitute the majority ethnic group, we speak English as our common language because of our multi-racial background. However, there’s still an underlying motivation to design with Asian elements because of its relevance to the rest of the region. When it isn’t distinctly poetic, I feel that modern designs from East Asia tend to be more dynamic, sometimes even bordering on the feral. Singapore is a post-colonial state, so much of that energy has to be filtered through the order of modernism to appeal to the domestic market.”