The simplistic styling echoes throughout this home within the furniture and lighting that appears around this home. Accomplishing their goals, the Taiwanese artists’ focus was on reusing discarded materials such as wood, iron, stainless steel, bamboo and plastic to create the furniture carefully designed for each area of the home.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
A collaborative Interior Design Project with Taiwanese Artists Master Wei Bin Hsu and Miss Tsao.With natural resources becoming increasingly scarce, we wanted to look towards the conservation of nature in this project by using natural sustainable and recycled materials in the design. A combination of these materials were used to create a cozy and comfortable home environment with notes of modern styling.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Located directly opposite the relaxation room is the private study. It is both spacious and light complete with its own ocean views. The rustic theme of bespoke furniture continues in this room, giving the overall area a first-class quality. The built-in shelf features illuminated pattern glass panels which also looks into the master bedroom.
Entering the master bedroom, the ambience is light and spacious and comes with its own walk in closet. The walls behind the bed and in the shower area have been finished in cement with a stucco-like quality. The wash hand basin itself it located independently outside of the shower area separate from the bath, shower and toilet.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in Feb 2014 and finished in Nov 2014 in Hong Kong.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
In the foyer, the existing slate flooring has been retained and cleaned to showcase its beautiful, natural texture and colours. Inherently, this resulted in reduced waste and a part of the apartment’s history was retained.
The living room and dining features many handcrafted pieces of furniture made from wood, rattan and metal producing an Arcadian quality throughout the spaces, which not only adds character but also a liveliness unique to this home. A bespoke suspended light fixing hovers juxtaposed to the handcrafted dining table and with its intricately detailed metal shade, brings an industrial flavour to contrast against the natural materials. Part of the wall behind where the TV console is located has been hand contoured and left raw, which runs and collides with the smooth painted finish of the other wall surfaces. A full height set of glass sliding doors and windows spans the width of the living room, leading off to the balcony, providing spectacular views out to the ocean.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
The kitchen has been given a more rustic and raw look with exposed blockwork and cement finished walls which are balance with clean looking stainless steel kitchen equipment and wood detailing of the island table and door frames. No page has been left unturned, including the maid’s room located off the kitchen. The styling, although simplistic, yields an undeniably light, comfortable, at-home ambience which would be the envy of many a person.
Wood, Rattan, Metal, Industrial, Raw, Natural
Moving into the private quarters, the relaxation room is enclosed behind a set of solid wood sliding doors, complete with intriguing oil rubbed bronze ironmongery. Inside, the styling echoes the minimalistic qualities of Scandinavian design, the perfect place to sit back and relax with a book and a glass of wine. This room also has its own adjoining guest toilet with a solid wood vanity top and platform, wooden wall panels and stone wall and floor finishes.
The main goal was to promote the use of sustainable design by efficiently incorporating the reuse of valuable, limited resources in their creations. As environmental awareness is something we are also passionate about, this allowed for both designer and artists to collaborate and work artistically together with great success.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Wei Bin Hsu and Tsao Shih Mei