We’ve noticed that increasingly, brands are looking for an integrated solution to their design needs. We put it down to intensified competition and today’s rapid modes of communication like social media. Creative businesses are trying to stay ahead of the game, and realising that they need to project a holistic message – one in which spatial design effectively ties in with other forms of design and communication to present a succinct brand narrative. It’s a strategy that FUUR has gravitated towards in recent years.
Our multi-disciplinary design practice stems from a broad conceptualisation of design–one that encompasses architecture, interiors, product design, graphic design, and subcultures of various genres.
FUUR simply means ‘future urbanism’. We are inspired by the projection of form and space into the city – and unto its cultures.
Graduating from the University of Auckland with first class honours in Architecture in 2000, Jasper Chia lived and worked in London between 2000 and 2006 as a designer, handling commercial projects for clients like Nokia, Vertu, Surrender, amongst others, as well as private residences in London for clients. During this period, Jasper also collaborated with renowned architects Tang Guan Bee (SIA Gold medalist ), Ling Hao (LHA) and Tan Kok Meng (KUU TOKYO) on various works, some of which were shown in Archilab 2000 and Copenhagen 2002.
Since returning to Singapore to set up FUUR, with partners Ken and Dean, the portfolio of FUUR has been diverse and varied–from master planning to hospitality and houses, residential interiors, hotels, resorts, restaurants, nightclubs, retail environments and event spaces.
FUUR completed Bisma Eight Hotel in Ubud Bali in 2015. In 2020, Bisma Eight Ubud was nominated as Bali’s Top 10 Hotels in terms of Design and Experience by Conde Nast.