About

About

Studio RYTE (formerly known as UPSOP) is an energetic and innovative design studio comprised of agile and passionate inventers, architects, designers and engineers. The multi-disciplinary design team is dedicated to harness technology and craftsmanship to redefine mundane urban objects, materials and space.We believe that any sensible design requires a thorough understanding of the context and the subject. Our team navigates across fields of spatial design and object design to provide the optimum solution for clients who look for a comprehensive design.

Besides exterior façade design and interior spatial design, we have worked on several Kickstarter campaigns in the past few years. We also exhibited our furniture series in SaloneSatellite in Milan last year. Our works were covered by Dezeen, DesignMilk, Core77, Gizmodo, Notcot, SCMP, Perspective, Yahoo and more.

Studio Culture

We operate beyond silos. We generate powerful designs through interdisciplinary conversations and collaborations. We experiment with details, explore novel ways of fabrication as well as test out different spatial qualities in order to create the unique user experience. With studio RYTE, nothing is impossible. We will make it right for you.
Studio Ryte and Levt Logo

Brand

RYTE (right) and LEVT (left) are complementary and interdependent. A simple twist between letters gives an extra identity to the word. Thus, RYTE refers to space and LEVT refers to object, as we think that space and object always come together and each of them completes one another.

In practice, RYTE is the design engine for delivering you the right service for architectural, interior and furniture projects while LEVT serves as an e-commerce platform to fill your space with our designed furniture and objects.

Awards + Honors

Our Team

  • Dennis Cheung
    Dennis Cheung
    Founding Partner
    RA, HKIA, Assoc.AIA 
    Dennis is a Hong Kong Registered Architect trained at MIT and HKU with a strong focus on digital fabrication and material innovation. He believes that good designs work across disciplines and scales and that he is driven to solve problems for the greater good. Prior to RYTE, Dennis worked in renowned offices in Japan, China and Italy. He has also taught at HKU and HKDI.
  • Tommy Yeung
    Tommy Yeung
    Project Director
    RA, AIA 
    Tommy, licensed in the US and founder of TYPE, has over 20 years of project management experiences across the globe, including mix-used development, commercial buildings, residential towers and retail malls. Award-winning projects include the Taikoo Hui in Guangzhou and Remington Retail Center and Residence in Toronto. He graduated from Columbia University.
  • Whitnie Lau
    Whitnie Lau
    Associate
    Product Design and Development 
    Whitnie is an associate at RYTE responsible for the curation and design for all furniture, product and branding design of the studio. Her works were exhibited in the SaloneSatellite at both Milan and Shanghai, and in the CIFF at Shanghai. She graduated top class from the School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is a young and passionate designer who is ready to make a little twist in everyday's life.
  • Paul Yau
    Paul Yau
    Interior Designer
     
    Paul graduated from the School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2018. He believes that design is a powerful media to make the world a better place to live in. Good designs serve as solutions to problems as well as sources of inspiration. More so, they are the vehicles that convey hope.
  • Agnes Kuo
    Agnes Kuo
    Furniture Designer
     
    Agnes obtained her MA in furniture design from the Kingston School of Art. She has worked in the furniture and product industry for four years before joining Ryte. She is creative and knowledgeable in furniture design. Having more by owning less is her manifesto and minimalism plays an important role in her design.
  • Bied Bied
    Bied Bied
    Maneki Neko
     
    Bied Bied is our beloved office cat at Studio RYTE. She is a 3 year-old bicolor British Shorthair. On most days, she ventures the office on the hunt for the perfect napping spot. Even though she can be naughty at times, we can always count on her to cheer us up, rain or shine.
  • Catherine Wong
    Catherine Wong
    Secretary
     
  • Past Teammates
    Past Teammates
     
    Emily Fu, Jessica Lin, Coco Tang, Katherine Wong, Sam Kwan, Alex Yuen, Janice Lau, Linus Kung, Bumjin Kim, Leon Fong, Jonathan So, Dicky Chu, James Lam, Gu Lik Hang, Larry Tse, Erica Yip, Ardis Leung, Soyeon Jung, Josephine Tse, Adela Kwong, Joyce Yick, Vincci Sin, Jackey Ip, Carmen Lee, Hui Kin Fung, Aaron Chan, Ngan Ching Ying.

Our Clients & Partners

  • MIT
  • King George V School
  • MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Dreamcatchers The University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Institute of Architects
  • K11
  • Red Apple
  • Maserati
  • HKTDC
  • Gaifong
  • Eone