What is your firm’s design identity?
We adopt a minimalist and reductionist approach to our work, composing spaces in a form of understated luxury. The studio’s principle is to improve the dwellers’ lifestyle by redefining the space plan as much as possible, as this will reinvigorate their spatial experience.
What makes your firm and its work unique?
Apart from creating interiors with clean lines, a significant part of our design process lies in spatial planning. When conceptualising spaces, we always design in grids. The key spaces from the layout get dissected into rectangular forms, creating invisible gridlines amongst the spaces, fixtures, and furniture. By doing so, we can create order to the space, providing every fixture a place of belonging. This invisible order will eventually result in a composed and peaceful experience to the dweller, which we believe is the essence of minimalism.
What are your areas of expertise?
We are very particular about space planning, lighting design and the choice of materials. None of these elements can be omitted in the presence of a good piece of work. Space planning provides the visual order, while light and materials give life.
What constitutes a meaningful space?
Whether a space is meaningful or purposeful is subjective to every individual. A space will only be desirable if it serves the requirements of the dweller; just like a suit tailored to fit a gentleman. Every project will only be deemed purposeful when it fulfils the clients’ brief.
What’s your best design advice?
Design with meaning; a well-considered design has the ability to improve a user’s lifestyle or experience.
A sneak peek of P5 Studio x Frag’s collab project AR_T, where eight local architecture and design practices reinvent the Ele side chair, one of Frag’s signature chairs.
Tailored as a private enclave in the heart of the city, this apartment seeks to achieve a sense of understated opulence through a luxurious mix of textures and materials.