Friday fifth with Kevin Lim + Caroline Chou of OPENUU

Based in Boston in 2011 earlier than settling in Hong Kong in 2012, OPENUU (pronounced "open, you! You!") Is an interdisciplinary design studio based by Kevin Lim. The providers of structure, inside, model and product design are all provided with a deal with social engagement and innovation for the plenty. Lim, alongside her accomplice Caroline Chou, brings collectively their very own distinctive aesthetics and visions to create a really dynamic design work. As they are saying, OPENUU creates to interact with folks and interact with folks to create. Right now, we share a few of Lim and Chou's favourite inspirational issues in Friday 5.

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1. Tom Dixon Scoop – Excessive again wool chair
That is completely our favourite chair in the home. Having saved for a 12 months for our first Scoop Chair, there is no such thing as a remorse. As we all the time provide design chairs for tasks, it solely suited us to personal one. This chair may be positioned in any area and instantly provides a contact of magnificence. As we solely have one, we continually attempt to take a seat on the chair whereas working or enjoyable. We might have to purchase a second quickly!

Picture: Kevin Lim

2. Monstera / Swiss Cheese Store
Now we have all the time been a giant fan of crops and landscaping. As designers, we view landscaping as an enchancment of the constructed atmosphere. Our latest favourite is the Monstera, also called the Swiss Cheese Plant. The gorgeous leaves are used on clothes patterns and prints and provides it a tropical seaside scent. If you happen to had just one plant, this one must be that of your home!

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three. Terrazzo
Now we have been fascinated by terrazzo for a while, being uncovered to it throughout our travels throughout Europe, and this materials continually reminds us after we are crossing older neighborhoods of Hong Kong. We recognize the flexibility and infinite variations of the fabric. Terrazzo can add character to any area, paying tribute to the Artwork Deco interval. Now we have now launched it into a few of our tasks to offer them character and life.

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four. Window port infuser
As a pair who loves design and cooking, there is no such thing as a higher gadget than the porthole. The porthole permits us to simply expertise totally different flavors, with out the necessity for a number of instruments. We additionally use it because the centerpiece whereas we look forward to the magic to occur.

Picture: Caroline Chou

5. Journey
We like to journey, a few of our favourite cities embrace Venice, Paris, Phuket and Kuala Lumpur. We love European cities for his or her gastronomy, tradition and museums, whereas we additionally benefit from the tropical cities of Southeast Asia for his or her spicy meals and good climate. We like to go to these locations many occasions to find new issues. We additionally prefer to journey by cruise ship, this permits us to broaden our horizons, actually and figuratively. We will go to a number of cities on a brief journey, contact many cultures and see native creations. It additionally permits us to style varied native cuisines – nourishing our culinary inspiration.

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