Award-winning designer and passionate world traveler Jiun Ho reveals the inspiration for his innovative interiors, furniture, lighting, and textiles in a captivating photographic journey that celebrates a life rich in experience.
By Jiun Ho
Written with Nancy Graystone
Multidisciplinary designer and passionate world traveler Jiun Ho looks back on a life of global exploration, inspiration, determination, and boundless creativity in Jiun Ho: Experience, the first monograph from a creative force who has gained international attention for his harmonious, well-balanced interiors and innovative furniture, lighting, and textile designs. Jiun's body of work, informed by elements observed in the world around him, draws deeply on the colors, textures, and shapes of nature, the designer's greatest inspiration. When Jiun was eight years old, his mother took him aside and gave him a single sentence of advice: "You can be poor in life, but Jiun, you should never be poor in experiences." Those words have gone on to influence all the decisions he has made from that day forward. Born in Malaysia, Jiun moved from his home in Kuala Lumpur in the early 1990s to study interior design and architecture in Chicago. At the age of 26—after a successful but emotionally unfulfilling career with a prestigious international architecture and design firm—he boldly launched his eponymous design company and set out to achieve his personal goal of visiting more than 100 countries by the time he turned 40 and, most important, living a life rich in experiences. Tracing his journeys across the continents with camera and sketchbook in hand, Jiun Ho: Experience is an inspiring travelogue as well as a document of the designer's best work, including luxury hotels, resorts, restaurants, and private residences around the globe.
JIUN HO is an award-winning interior and furnishings designer based in San Francisco. He is the founder and president of the innovative, multidisciplinary Jiun Ho Inc., which includes Jiun Ho Interiors, Jiun Ho Furniture, Jiun Ho Light, Jiun Ho Textile, and Jiun Ho De Jia—a gallery and atelier showcasing art and antiques. His work has been published in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, the New York Times, Robb Report, Interior Design, LUXE, and elsewhere. Jiun Ho: Experience is his first book.