Born from a passion for the unique and distinctive, Miaja Gallery is the consequence of the natural evolution of Miaja Design Group – a pioneer of stylistic design on the Singapore creative ecosystem for the past 20 years founded by French designer, Isabelle Miaja.
Occupying the first floor of Maison Miaja’s historical shophouse, Miaja Gallery offers its audience an imaginative space that nurtures the talents of painters, sculptors, installation artists and designers alike in a synergetic approach to curating.
The gallery’s philosophy is to curate and promote works of art that exude originality and enrich contemporary life, bringing together the best artisans from countries that strengthen the cultural link between both the gallery’s native Europe and its adoptive Asia.
About the Owner
Growing up in Paris with National Poet of Spain Frederico Garcia Lorca as a granduncle and one of Paris’ most revered jewellery designers as a father, it is not surprising that Isabelle turned towards a more creative occupation after finishing her studies as a language major.
Isabelle moved to the States to study and acquire her Interior design training, and practiced in Los Angeles on projects that garnered critical acclaim for both Residential and Commercial. The projects spanned across the United States, with five star Hotels in Toronto and Lake Placid, as well as High end Residential homes in New York and California.
A turning point occurred in 1995, when Isabelle relocated to Singapore, the design hub of Asia. Strategically located in the dynamic region, she established her own Interior Design consultancy firm specialising in Boutique hotels and High end residential projects.
In 2015, Isabelle decided to realise a life-long dream of bringing the enrichment of contemporary life to the public beyond her larger projects, and opened Miaja Gallery.
“Part of creativity is connecting and synthesising new things. That has always been the fundamental way of Miaja Design and now I am excited to bring that vision to another audience. Through Miaja Gallery we will offer inspiring pieces in art and design for collectors to enjoy as a lifestyle.”