INSPIRATION IS CREATIVITY, CREATIVITY IS PASSION, PASSION IS DEDICATION.
White Jacket blends global inspirations and differentiated experiences to capture the essence of future luxury in hospitality and F&B design.
Created in 2010 by Patricia Ho Douven, White Jacket is an integrated, multi-disciplinary design studio supported by a team of creative, highly skilled, and driven designers bringing international exposures and experiences to a bespoke design studio. Even though hospitality work represents the core of our portfolio, we also focus on projects that challenge, stimulate and enhance our skills and experience. In our minds there are no boundaries in design, we aspire to create a holistic design world that encompasses all design elements. Like a fresh piece of canvas, projects are tailored to suit seamlessly to a design brief. This design approach results in our intimate involvement in customisation of art, furniture, lighting, rugs and accessories and our ability to lead graphic, uniform, cutlery and menu custom design.
We are constantly exploring more possibilities to expand our horizons as we strive to create every project with a unique and distinct personality. Our work is less sterile, more unique, more personal, more humane, more White Jacket.
CREATING A NEW DIALOGUE, CHALLENGING THE BOUNDARIES, EMBRACING THE UNKNOWN.
A hotel needs to inspire. To me, design is a seductive and captivating process. The more I get to create the more intrigued I am. I visualize these spaces so much so that I have experienced them before I invite others to join me in reality. My design is about an attitude, a feeling rather than just the look.”
– Patricia Ho Douven
By her own admission as an aesthete, bibliophile, compulsive traveler, and adventure fanatic, Patricia blends her passion in life with her work. She approaches each project as a well written novel, with a strong sense of drama and narrative. The design begins with a character and as the story develops and spaces take shape, the distinctive personalities emerge, so as does the environment.
Patricia was taught by a master artist at the tender age of seven. She has spent her childhood exploring the world around her using watercolour, pastel, and charcoal as her mediums. This experience has encapsulated the design style of atmospheric layering. Her design ethos of creating artistic spaces is unique to White Jacket. A reflection of a well-traveled, artistic and curious spirit influenced by multicultural sensibilities; each meticulously designed collection is a modern expression of present-day luxury – reduce the unnecessary but enlarge the experience.
DESIGN IS HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR AUDIENCE. IT'S NOT WHAT YOU CAN SEE BUT WHAT YOU MAKE OTHERS SEE.
Behind every successful studio, is a team of dedicated and passionate individuals. We work, laugh and complain together. And most importantly, we dream together.
We are perfectionist. We are spontaneous. We are meticulous.
Each of us have distinctively different characteristic, but we share the same core value and passion in design. Having multi-cultural background amongst us stimulates our creativity and open mindedness in design approaches.
We love to share the enormous satisfactions and experiences from our projects.
A SUCCESSFUL DESIGN IS THE PRODUCT OF A COLLABORATIVE PROCESS.
We value lasting and trusting relationships with our clients and partners.