Founder and design director of SUYAB Furniture, Zhu Zi, is an Interior Designer graduate from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and has been working in interior design for over 20 years. In 2015, he created SUYAB Furniture, devoted to the study of Chinese furniture within a contemporary context, and to better apply its principles in a modern-day living space.
Zhu Zhi loves Chinese aesthetics but disagrees that ancient forms, carvings, or symbols should be replicated without innovation. Zhu Zhi believes that appreciation should be holistic, expressed through the harmonious composition of color, material, and craft, juxtaposed against contemporary living spaces, user behavior, and family interactions, elevating SUYAB Furniture from a 'product' to a 'service'.
In 2017, SUYAB Furniture exhibited at Design Shanghai, and won Italy's A' Design Gold Award in the Furniture category, while SUYAB's tea room design won Bronze Award in the Interior Design category. In 2018, SUYAB Furniture participated in Shenzhen Creative Week, winning the Gold Award in 'Go Trend Best Display' category for their 11-room Eastern residential architecture concept.