Most Singaporean abodes lean towards simple, modern designs. But this 1,044sqft apartment bucks the trend—its bold, eclectic touches are heavily influenced by the Memphis movement, an aesthetic from the 1980s characterised by vibrant, abstract shapes and the prominent use of terrazzo and laminates.
The owners, Bryan Lim and Elaine Seak, told interior design firm The Scientist that they preferred a dramatic departure from cookie-cutter modern minimalist interiors; they wanted their home to feature an exuberant interior that demonstrates a daring yet visually cohesive mix of shapes and colours.
“This project was definitely a challenge for us as the concept is highly uncommon in the Singapore design scene,” says Krystle Teoh, the lead designer of this project. “The clients were initially concerned about the colour selection for their home. However, things just flowed naturally during the renovation process, and we experimented with various combinations until we found the mix that worked best.”