Joie de vivre
Located in The Savoy, a 1928 heritage Art Décor building in the French concession district of Shanghai, this 194sqm apartment has been designed and renovated to bring back the pleasurable and exuberant French spirit of the ‘joy of living’.
True to its spirit, this apartment is ideal for entertaining. The guest reception by the entrance leads to a central hall that is flanked by the dining area and the open kitchen, separated by the bar counter. The open volume allows guests to take in the noble atmosphere and mingle with everyone while the hosts rustle up in the kitchen. The antique cinema chairs allow friends to relax and chatter before proceeding to dinner, and an illuminated cabinet wall by the dining table houses glassware and tea sets for easy accessibility during or after meals. Even their cat has her very own scratching chair, designed and weaved by Kwodrent.
A long passageway provides the segregation of the public living area and the private resting area. The division of the wall paneling is used to disguise the concealed doors for the walk-in wardrobe on the right, and the bathroom on the left. This allows the master bedroom to be positioned at the furthest end from the entrance for absolute privacy. A Diesel moon mirror hangs on the wall above the bed to stimulate drowsiness.
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A cosmopolitan couple, the owners have lived in Singapore, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and now Shanghai. As much as they are very open to new environments and enjoy the diverse lifestyle of these modernistic cities, they have never forgotten their roots. This belief is reflected throughout the interior design elements;
This deep space is where the occupants, and their cat, lay back and let their minds wander. It is a place where visitors never cease to marvel, and magazine editors love to feature. We hope you enjoy this unique space as much as we enjoyed designing and building it.
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Interior Space and Exhibition Design
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