Thailand-based design practice Onion, certainly has a unique name, as well as an individual and distinct style, which is reflected in their approach to design. Located in Bangkok, the studio was founded in 2007 by Siriyot Chaiamnuay and Arisara Chaktranon.
Presented project, the Jerry house, earned its name after the well known American animated series Tom and Jerry. The designers were commissioned by a family of six to renovate their holiday house located on the beach, in order to fully experience freedom and playfulness. Climbing or hanging would not be the first thought that comes to our mind when thinking about a design of a house. Yet the Jerry house is the complete opposite of a typical home. The organization of the layout and the furnishing of the house encourages the members of the family to let loose of the ordinary lifestyle and free their inner child. The house contains customized nets with holes and ladders all over the interior, which allows the children, as well as the adults, to easily move from one floor to another.
A mirrored film attached to the ceiling gives the illusion of an endless space, which makes playing around more fun than it has ever been. The bedrooms, which are located in the upper part of the house are linked with a tunnel, which makes it possible to crawl back and forth from one room to another. The studio did not only pay attention to the furniture design, they took the idea of playfulness even further. Each room, dedicated to different aspects of living, has a particular color. “Onion paints the public areas of Jerry House in white. These include the main living hall, the living room and the dining room that links between the swimming pool to the service quarter on the ground floor. The bedrooms, on the other hand, are personalized by colors. Mustard yellow is for the master bedroom and light purple for the guests’ bedroom on the second floor. Blue is for the interior of the tunnels and sleeping areas of two sons. Light green is for the boys’ bedrooms on the third floor,” shared the designers. All these carefully thought out details make the Jerry house a truly unique experience for every member of the family and their loved ones.