Polkaros is a lifestyle brand created by Tokyo-based designer, Ros Lee. Inspired by an appreciation for traditional craft work and a love of Japan's zakka goods, Polkaros items are designed to be fun, unique, versatile and easily integrated into your daily life.
Ros Lee is a is Singapore-born designer that has been living and working in Japan since 2005. After graduating from Temasek Polytechnic School of Design, she was selected from a group of promising young artists and awarded a scholarship by Singaporefs National Art Council to study language and design in Japan.
After an intensive course in Japanese, Ros entered Joshibi Universitiy of Art and Design in 2006 where she majored in textile design. Over the course of her studies she participated in gallery showings in Tokyo and upon completion of her degree she was offered a position as a product designer at Accent Corporation, a Tokyo-based interior goods and lifestyle product company.
After several years of working as an in-house designer, Ros decided to strike out on her own. In 2011 she began working as a design consultant and officially launched the Polkaros brand.
Aside from designing lifestyle products, Ros has also worked on visual communications campaigns for Anna Sui, Dior and Hugo Boss. She is currently a design consultant for Clinique Asia Pacific, designing gift premiums such as cosmetic pouches and tote bags.