The homegrown name, Jane Chuck, is no stranger to many of us. Being a huge influencer in the beauty industry, Jane has built local favourite brands – Chuck’s and Motherchuckers – through her passion and love with beauty and entrepreneurship. In her latest endeavours, Jane has collaborated with designer Jun Ong, the Co-Founder of POW Ideas to design her dream Motherquarters, a stylish creative workspace that features an amazing dream interiors and organisational spaces that reflect a wardrobe that is designed with the latest Cosentino surfaces.
In awe with the stunning designs, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to speak to the brilliant minds behind Motherquarters. Don’t waste a second and scroll to read our interview with the talented duo Jane Chuck and Jun Ong.
Interview with Jane Chuck
What inspired you to create Chuck’s and then Motherchuckers? Was there a specific event that happened that birthed the idea?
[Jane Lau] I always love skincare and beauty and I’ve worked with many brands. I got inspired to start my brand when I do creative work for other brands. Motherchuckers is an accidental child where it was supposed to be a merch line for Chuck’s.
What was your journey like in creating your brands? Were you always interested in skincare and fashion?
[Jane Lau] It was not easy but I am glad I found the right people and built the right team along the way.
Having a skincare brand and a fashion brand, what would you say is the prominent difference between building a business in the skincare industry and fashion industry?
[Jane Lau] I would say skincare takes more education compared to fashion.
What would you say were your biggest challenges to date, especially juggling your businesses and being an influencer at the same time?
[Jane Lau] I would say organizing and scheduling my time. I would have to skip many events.
As an influencer that is well known among the fashion community, what would be your dream wardrobe and who are the people that have inspired this wardrobe?
[Jane Lau] I would like to have an everlasting wardrobe. Classic pieces that will never go out of style.
What inspired you to create a wardrobe space in your Motherquarters?
[Jane Lau] Think of it as an art piece where I get to showcase Motherchucker collections. As Chuck’s products come in various vibrant colours and textures so it was important to select a display shelving finish that is muted yet able to stand its ground. Hence, Silestone Arcilla Red stone from the Sunlit Days collection was perfect as it has a deep pastel tone and a homogenous look.
Was there any particular reason behind the choice of implementing Cosentino surfaces into the design?
[Jane Lau] I believe in investing in quality pieces that last. Cosentino offers a wide range of surfaces that make the design process easy, bringing durability and sustanability.
What inspired you and Jun to come together, collaborate, and create the stunning wardrobe at Chuck’s Motherquarters?
[Jane Lau] Jun always understands the brand story and I love the creativity he brings into the space.
What was the best part of working with Jun?
[Jane Lau] Having the same vision makes it easier.
Interview with Jun Ong
You have impeccable taste in design, creating spaces where people feel comfortable,in awe, and inspired. What made you venture into the design and architecture field?
[Jun Ong] I have always had that interest since I was in primary school – something related to arts and design. I chose to pursue architecture as it combines the worlds of arts and science.
What would you say sets you apart from other designers?
[Jun Ong] I don’t think we intentionally set ourselves apart from other designers nor do we want to. Every designer is unique and at POW Ideas we like to not conform to a certain style or aesthetic but to challenge ourselves to translate the project brief creatively and innovatively.
As an expert, what are your thoughts on the three things that should be considered when creating your very own wardrobe space?
[Jun Ong] The three (3) things that should be considered when creating a wardrobe space are the smart organization, good lighting and compactness.
In creating a space, why are the materials involved important?
[Jun Ong] As they affect the way we experience space and also the way lighting is seen.
How did Cosentino Silestone inspire the design of Jane’s wardrobe space, and how did the implementation benefit the wardrobe in terms of style and functionality?
[Jun Ong] When designing for retail, we always want to showcase the products. Chuck’s products come in various vibrant colours and textures so it was important to select a display shelving finish that is muted yet able to stand its ground. Hence, Silestone Arcilla Red stone from the Sunlit Days collection was perfect as it has a deep pastel tone and a homogenous look.
What inspired you and Jane to come together, collaborate, and create the stunning wardrobe at Jane’s Motherquarters?
[Jun Ong] We wanted a display shelving that can cater to different ways of showcasing their products/ clothing – folded, hung etc. We wanted to use a material that is warm and makes the showroom feel like a home.
What was the best part of working with Jane? [Jun Ong] The creative freedom and trust that she has with us. She is willing to experiment with new bold concepts.
Were there any challenges you faced?
[Jun Ong] The existing space is a former warehouse. Naturally, the designer would want to conceal it as much as possible. But instead of hiding the industrial context, we wanted to embrace and make it co-exist with the mid-century aesthetic of the Motherquarters space, giving it the perfect contrasting backdrop.