Sò Studio

Sò Studio


  • Practice: Sò Studio
  • Website: sooostudio.com/
  • Firm Location: Shanghai
  • Country: China
  • Year: 2016

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Yifan Wu, Mengjie Liu








Louis Liu








Practice Ideology

Founded in 2016 by partners Yifan Wu and Mengjie Liu, Sò Studio is an innovative interior and industrial design practice based in Shanghai. Its scope of work spans commercial complexes, retail spaces, hospitality, public institutions, offices, medical spaces, and private residential. Sò Studio is composed of a dynamic team with diverse backgrounds, all of whom have practiced in art and design with a global worldview.

Sò Studio conducts comprehensive research prior to schematic design, and they work closely with their clients to employ a bespoke design approach by following the authenticity of each project with emphasis on the cultural influence and unique form of the site. Their projects range from varied scales and types, from creative concepts for retail stores and hospitality to collaborating with top developers to re-image commercial interiors; hence, the diverse explorations enable them to place an emphasis on expressing narrative in spatial design. By applying imagination to their design language to create inspiring spaces with powerful visual impact, Sò Studio aspires to deliver a better vision of life and probe into the values of society while curating spatial design and user experience.  

Yifan Wu and Mengjie Liu, the founding partners of Sò Studio, have several years of multi-cultural study and working experience, which have reinforced their appreciation for the boundaries of different cultures and design trends. The establishment of Sò Studio is to express their efforts in bringing distinctive aesthetics and clever use of material details under interior and industrial design contexts to pitch in new possibilities for spatial design developments.

Sò Studio has designed and completed a number of projects across different design disciplines. Their projects have been featured in many professional design media, for instance, wallpaper*, dezeen, archdaily, domus, interni, architizer, FRAME, yellowtrace, DIVISARE, Hospitality Design, Hinge, Architectural Digest, ELLE DECOR, IDEAT, archiposition, and gooood, among many other domestic and international press. During the past six years, the studio has been named The 100 Most Influential Architects and Interior Designers in China 2019 by Architecture Digest 100, and their projects have been awarded many international prizes, like RFRAME Awards, Best of Year Awards, Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, World Interior News Awards, DNA Paris Design Awards, International Design Awards, and Elle Decoration China Interior Design Awards, among many others.

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