Soo Joo Studio



Rhode Island School of Design

Brown University

Peddie School 

Sunhwa Arts Middle School


Role Models

Antonio Gaudi 

Maya Lin

Thomas Heatherwick

Lee Jae Hyo

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Designer Bio —

Soo Joo is an artist from Seoul and New Jersey currently completing her BFA in furniture design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She received academic honors over three years at RISD and has interned for Hutker Architects and the RISD Museum. In 2016, she had her first solo exhibition at Orange Bada Gallery in Busan City, South Korea. She exhibited independent artwork that she completed during a self-directed leave of absence from school. During this time she also made a large-scale table for commission.


Soo Joo creates forms that people intuitively respond to


Her designs are guided by her international education in the US, Seoul, and Copenhagen. Soo is trained rigorously in the fine arts, but practices in industrial design and architecture. She creates biophilic furniture and sculptures by combining her educational background in biology and physics with her design practice. Her work captures the essence of the human-nature connection.