February 2, 2012, San Francisco, CA - Designer Jiun Ho officially opened his first gallery and design studio, Jiun Ho de Jia, in San Francisco. Meaning “The House of Jiun Ho” in Chinese, the gallery and will feature art, artifacts and antiques curated by Jiun Ho through his international travels to 94 countries.
Located in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district, the 11,000 sq. ft. warehouse converted into an art and objects gallery will also serve as Jiun’s studio for his interior design business. The gallery will feature three spaces for rotating artwork, craft and creative expressions from artists around the world, as well as pieces from Jiun’s personal collection and a curated collection of antiques. Known for traveling the world, Jiun fuses different cultures and his own experiences into Jiun Ho de Jia.
“I wanted to break the bounds of the traditional art and antique galleries, the space offers visitors a culturally transformative experience,” commented Jiun on Jiun Ho de Jia.
Sharing his deep passion for cuisine, Jiun added a state of the art kitchen equipped with the latest innovations by Gaggenau. A wine and beer bar is available for guests and special events.
The architecture and design of the renovated warehouse captures the industrial beauty of its original design through custom metal and mill-work. The look is industrial, yet elegant with soaring ceilings, exposed beams and a seamless fusion of wood and metal surfaces.
“My passion for travel and education are the soul of the space,” adds Jiun. “I want Jiun Ho de Jia to share culture as well as my global inspirations with each and every visitor.”
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About Jiun Ho
Jiun Ho Inc. is a full-service design firm offering services in interior and product design, branding and sustainability with a focus on luxury hospitality and residential projects. The team possesses an unique energy, exciting imaginations and a passion for the luxury lifestyle. The firm has quickly become one of the world’s leading innovative design studios renowned for creating environments and products that celebrate the “experience of living”. Jiun Ho also created the Jiun Ho Collection, comprised of 120 furniture, lighting and floor covering products that can be found in showrooms across North America and select international locations. Whether it’s an interior for a world-class hotel or residence, a cutting edge retail space or a new piece for the Jiun Ho signature line of furnishings, the design exudes a quiet, timeless style and sense of place. Visit Jiun Ho’s website at www.jiunho.com.