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An element of surprise

Oki Sato believes in creating designs with a little twist so that people will have a '!' moment. By Tay Suan Chiang

Published Fri, Apr 4, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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JAPANESE architect/designer Oki Sato believes there are similarities between a pet shop owner and a designer. His childhood ambition was to own a pet shop. "I like animals, but then I realised I would need to sell them, so I didn't want be a pet shop owner any more," says Mr Sato, 35.

Being a designer he says, is much like running a pet shop. "My ideas are my pets, and I need to nurture and care for them, before clients will buy these ideas."

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