Folio: yoo Studio

June 17, 2013

The yoo Studio is a unique design house with experience of cutting edge design in over 24 countries. 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.

Headed by Mark Davison, the studio’s experience is enhanced by its diversity of over 20 architects, interior and product designers, sourcing the best quality fittings and furniture from around the world to create interiors that are imaginative and individual. The studio has developed a unique understanding of global design, creating projects that respect and enliven their host location. “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 Davison.

The yoo Design Studio was originally established to service the ideas of its star designers providing what Davison calls “the glue between the designers and the developers.” Over time, however, the group has inevitably developed a unique intelligence and identity of its own, taking on residential and hotel interiors, restaurants and larger architectural projects.