Hitchcox & Starck found YOO in 1999

YOO is a pioneering vision for living and the result of a partnership between property entrepreneur John Hitchcox and the ubiquitous designer, Philippe Starck.

Since 1999, YOO has worked with international developers, designing landmark residential and hotel projects throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, North and South America and the Middle East.


YOO launches first project in London NW8

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YOO creates world famous celebrity design team

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2004 YOO launches Downtown New York

"I have never seen a sales rate like it in the history of development in New York"

James Lansill, Senior Managing Director, The Sunshine Group

2006 the lakes by YOO

The Lakes by YOO

The Lakes by YOO begins construction. A 650 Acre development site in the middle of the Cotswolds, UK providing second homes set amonst 500,000 trees and 3 lakes.


YOO Tel Aviv is launched

  • Dwell 95 in New York


    in New York

    YOO's first rental project and opens to much success

  • Icon Brickell in Miami

    Icon Brickell in Miami

    Icon Brickell in Miami is opened to global acclaim

  • The Jade in New York

    The Jade in New York

    Opens and receives over US$2.5 million worth of press coverage


YOO arrives in Mexico with
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YOOpune sweeps the board at Asia-Pacific Property Awards

  • Best Development for India
  • Best High-Rise Development for India
  • Best Residential Interior Design for India
  • Best Development Marketing for India
  • Best Developer Website
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The first Kelly Hoppen project in Moscow is opened

Barkli Virgin Homes


Steve Leung joins yoo as Creative Director

  • G by yoo launched

    G by yoo launched

  • Leontievsky Mys launched in St Petersburg

    ILeontievsky Mys launched in St Petersburg

  • yoo Panama is complete

    yoo Panama is complete


yoo Cumbaya Launched

  • First yoo2 Hotel in Rio

    First yoo2 Hotel in Rio

  • OH, Quito Launched

    OH, Quito Launched

82 projects in 57 cities and 34 countries


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