All eyes on Jarrod Lim.
This Melbourne born, Singapore based chap has been busy developing his own designs after 2 years working under the one-and-only design powerhouse that is Patricia Urquiola and then in turn with SCP in London.
Lim is fast establishing himself as the man to watch in South East Asian design. Much like the works of Kenneth Cobonpue, Lim's pieces offer an intrinsically European sensibility often delivered with a nod toward a Modern Asian aesthetic or influence. Reporting from Salone in Milan this month, The Los Angeles Times describes Lim's Koi Armchair for Innermost as:
something of a beautiful illusion...It's at once industrial and artisanal, tough yet elegant, simple yet complex.
Almost bridging a contradiction in terms, Lim manages to master refinement in evocative, punchy pieces and has been rewarded for his work by winning the Singapore Furniture Design Award across a number of catagories. Later this year Lim and Innermost will launch a Koi Table as well as the High-Backed and Two-Seater versions of the chair. Enjoying great success on the back of his involvement in recent Milan fairs as well as Maison et Objet in Paris we urge you to explore the work from this emerging talent: check out his website and why not keep up to date with developments by joining his Facebook page!