11H is a design studio founded by Kenny Hong in 2014. Currently based in Singapore, our work ranges from product and furniture design to exhibition, art installation and graphic work. Simplicity with a twist – the trademark of our work – a pared-down, contemporary but characterful aesthetic combined with a democratic belief in good design for all. Our passion in designing for the real world goes a long way to explaining the timeless and unpretentious qualities of our studio’s work.
Whilst 11H’s designs can be simple, honest and minimal, it is always based on the principle to serve our clients’ goals and challenges. We build true partnership by working together to realize their aspirations.Our work has been recognized and exhibited globally in various cities such as Frankfurt, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and China. Our mirror design, affectionately called “The Sheep” won the prestigious Launch Pad Asia 2015 design competition in Hong Kong Indesign.
Kenny holds Master in Design (Distinction) at Domus in Milan, Italy and Master of Arts in Design (Distinction) at the University of Wales. He began his Product Design training in Temasek Polytechnic in Singapore.Prior to 11H, he setup the Product Development department in Design Studio Furniture Manufacturer Ltd to develop and market products for the retail business in China, focusing on home furnishing. Being one of the Board of Examiners for the Advance Diploma course in Interior Architecture and Landscape at BCA and Diploma in Product Design at LaSalle College of the Arts, Kenny continues to serve in the design industry in Singapore. He was a member of the Design Advisory Panel at Singapore Furniture Industries Council (2008 – 2011). In 2008, he was invited to speak on the topic of “Workplace Ergonomics” by Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. More recently, Kenny continues to contribute to the Asia design scene as the keynote speaker at the International Furniture Fair Singapore 2015 held in conjunction with the 32nd ASEAN Furniture Show. Following a successful 20 years career in design and product marketing with the last 10 years, as a Senior Designer (2005 – 2006) and Design Manager (2008 – 2014), he mentored a team of designers. Kenny garnered regional market trends whilst in Technigroup where he regularly provides product training to the sales and project team around the region. He is presently a part time lecturer at National Technological University (NTU) and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).