The World’s First Ethan K Space of Dreams
On 28th of September 2018, Ethan Koh redefines luxury and ushers his label into Galeries Lafayette – one of the most famous department stores in the world. Unlike other fashion or accessories designers, Ethan Koh does not follow trends or create pieces that reflect the current fashion mood. A creative visionary more closely associated within the contemporary art world, Ethan finds himself regularly working with artists, art collectors and curators of museums and has created a cult following amongst them including royalty.
His work is truly inspired by his encounters with people or places and is widely believed to be a bridge for culture and creativity from the East where form meets function, to the West where visual effect is key to creativity. From his unique childhood in the tropical Singapore and his life in Europe, Koh strongly believes that designers in the West mostly possess creativity and appreciate poetry, as for the east it is about philosophy, school of thought, symbolism and deeper elements beyond propaganda and religion.
The stunning new home for Ethan K in Paris is designed by critically acclaimed interior designer Juan Pablo Molyneux. Expect nothing less than spectacular from the alliance of two of the powerhouses in design and opulence.
When Juan Pablo Molyneux and Ethan Koh met at the Connaught Hotel in Mayfair, London, they quickly realised the similarities they share in their creative process – both connoisseurs of pragmatic design, finding the perfect balance between romantic-fantasy, functioning practicality and redefining maximalism in their respective fields. “You are yourself only when you are dreaming” appropriately pointed out by Monsieur Molyneux. Their passion for the elements of design, which they both regard so highly – harmony, proportion, symmetry and rhythm, make this a very organic marriage between interior design and product design.