About Us

The Design Studio is a Kuala Lumpur-based interior design firm known for its innovative approach in creating functionally sophisticated residential and commercial interiors. Established by Principal Yijo Phoon in 2007, The Design Studio is a culmination of Yijo’s strong background in design, passion for interiors and talent for project management. With over 18 years of experience in the interior design trade, Yijo is registered with Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) and Malaysian Institute of Interior Designer (MIID).

Our Philosophy

Founded on the philosophy that the goal of every design is clarity of concept, fluidity of space, and strength of detail, Yijo has developed within his firm a culture of striving for design excellence while adhering to strict timelines and budgets. For The Design Studio, design is a collaborative process that is responsive without being dogmatic, resulting in unique spaces that reflect the distinct character of each program and client.

What We Do

The Design Studio is involved in all aspects of interior design, dedicated to providing the individual attention and invention that a successful project requires. Our specialised services comprise:

  • Interior Design Consultancy
  • Design & Build
  • Project Management

Our scope of work is broad, which includes private residences, commercial projects, institutional and public sector organisations. Success in these areas is attested to by the strength of our designs, and our long-term relationships with clients.

Why Choose The Design Studio

Client-centered Services

To us, each client is unique. We strive meticulously to understand your distinctive objectives, values, aspirations, culture and brand identity of your business. With this, we created a suite of services that goes far beyond design – we incorporate highly individual project planning, consultation and delivery to provide our clients with thorough, timely and cost effective results. To this end we pride ourselves on our innovative design approach and problem solving solutions that are crafted to the unique requirements of our clients.

Design as an Investment

The Design Studio promises truly value-added services to our clients. We translate your objectives into physical spaces, economically and quickly, while keeping our eye firmly on cost imperatives, your unique requirements and objectives, no matter if they are aesthetically or financially inclined. Whether it is a commercial or residential project, we strive to maximise the performance of your real estate investment through feasible interior design solutions.

The Quality Approach

At The Design Studio, we take on projects from concept to completion, leaving no gaps and ensuring our clients get the best and most comprehensive results. Through our unique design process, we transform your brief into functional and feasible environments. As construction begins, we ensure efficient project management, steering your project to completion. Clients can rest assured that all challenges are addressed and every last detail meets the highest standards.

Highly Qualified Designer

Clients are in good hands of the firm’s highly trained principal, Yijo Phoon who has been in the industry for over 18 years. Having graduated from the University of Canberra 2002, Yijo is registered with Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (LAM) and Malaysian Institute of Interior Designer (MIID).