JJ ACUNA / BESPOKE STUDIO was founded in 2015 by Creative Director, James JJ Acuna. A graduate of Cornell and Columbia University Architecture programmes, for more than a decade Acuna has worked on a wide range of lifestyle, workplace, and residential projects in Hong Kong, China, and the Asian region at large for a roster of select blue chip clients under well-established firms, RLPHK, Woods Bagot, and LWK.
With the founding of his Hong Kong and Manila based studio, Acuna’s aim is to help generate bespoke design solutions for lifestyle-oriented clients via his lens and insight as a skilled designer and thought leader on current global trends in relation to design, service, and operation.
Dominic aspires to inspire and uplift the lifestyle and comfort of people through creating humanistic and sophisticated space. He believes only by juxtaposing the old and the new – from materials to furniture – can we craft a story with space and time.
Started as an interior designer after graduated from the School of Design in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he has developed the skills and sensibility in designing and realizing well-articulated space that connects people – from understanding client briefs, presenting design proposal, producing tender & construction drawings to managing project execution on site.
To work on architectural projects of a larger scale, his recently awarded degree in architectural design from Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff University allows him to expand his scope of work from crafting interior to building exterior.
Graduated with a BA in Interior Design from Raffles Design Institute, Alex has been in the industry for more than 3 years now and she believes that "Creating a Space is nothing if you don't put your whole heart and soul into it - A space needs to have a meaning, a connection between every materiality, each furniture, the user themselves and even the designer - Design should create a story, a narration, to uplift inspiration and a purpose."
"A designer's duty is to help people's ideas come to a reality, as cliche as it sounds but that is what interior design is. You visualise, WE are the CREATORS that can MAKE it HAPPEN."
After graduating from the University of Southern Australia in Visual Communication, Vivian has worked on a variety of advertising campaigns and graphic design projects for corporate clients ranging from Shangri-La Hotels to Wynn Resorts.
On one occasion, when asked to help designing a friend’s apartment and office, Vivian found that she enjoyed applying her graphic design sensibility to interior spaces, which opened up a new pathway for her to further explore design in a three dimensional perspective.
After formalizing her understanding of interior design work by attending Insight School of Design, Vivian joined JJA/BS as an Interior Design and Branding Consultant and continues to expand and formulate her very own design perspective in the field.