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Studio MU / YU 木语
Stories of Wood
Launched in September 2018, Studio MU / YU is an artisanal woodcraft brand encompassing slow-made jewellery, bags, and lifestyle products. Studio MU / YU is a romanisation of the Chinese characters ‘木语’, which translates to ‘the language of wood’.
Every handcrafted wood trinket tells a story, and no two pieces are the same. Studio MU / YU strives to showcase the elegant imperfections of wood. Through distinctive wooden grains, contrasting layers of light and dark rings, an oval knot here and there, and exquisite textures, the beauty of wood permeates time and speaks to us through subtle details.
By physical measures, the characteristics of wood are paradoxical. It is strong and firm, yet light and versatile. Lyn, our Head Designer, embodies the non-dualistic nature of wood. For Studio MU / YU signifies the grounded, sturdy core from where winsome, feminine inspirations spring forth.
Through intricate crafting, our slow-made pieces exude a timeless quality like no other. As we embark on new adventures in 2019, we look forward to indulging your senses in the natural and lasting beauty of wood!
Our Founder, Lyn
“If you are passionate about what you are doing, you will eventually find the time and effort to make it happen."
This sentence is what ended our head designer's marketing career and ignited her passion to learn about woodworking, a challenging craft that she initially had no clue about. So, she took a short break and signed herself up to a woodworking school in Taiwan. Those were the best six months of her life. She immersed herself into the culture and discovered that she had a soft spot for old-new things - things that had faded away and were forgotten; only to be given a new lease of life.
After her short stint, she came back to Singapore and became an apprentice at a local design studio that upcycle discarded pallet wood into furniture. Here, she learnt that numerous pieces of wood are discarded, forgotten, and wasted along the production line.
This inspired her to conceptualise affordable and sustainable accessories for modern women; building on the values of minimising waste and creating products that do not undercut and exploit workers.
Each collection crafted showcases the feminine side of this ‘masculine’ material and aspire to bring a new perspective to this material. With visions for the line to grow, each upcoming collection brings bold new designs and materials, drawing inspiration from the unique makers and creatives in Singapore.
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