On entering the lobby at KOI, we are immediately conscious of an atmosphere of serenity and inspiration, a feeling reflected back at us by ‘Gesto’: a sculpture by Jinggoy Buensuceso. This captivating piece, formed of aluminium, features an interlacing shoal of figurative koi. It transports us to a magical aquatic world that evokes the sensation of discovering KOI.

Gesto tells the story of two magnificent koi, creating movement and graceful memories in the water as they dance to a syncopated beat. It is a moving reminder that all of us must find the other half of our souls, the one who breaks us out of monotony and routine and sweeps us up in a new dance that tells of life and love and teaches us to dream new dreams.


“I’m inspired by beauty and nature at its most profound.”

A graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines, where he studied visual communication, Jinggoy Buensuceso was selected as our master artist, tasked with capturing Royal Metropolitan’s values while drawing inspiration from the key elements of KOI’s amphibious world: water, light and oxygen.

Jinggoy’s work as a visual artist and sculptor is distinctive for its use of clean lines and organic forms that somehow conjure stories and bold declarations. His influence on the contemporary architecture of New York and Singapore have made him an expert in working with materials such as metal, wood and cement.