André Fu is one of Asia’s most sought-after interior architects, with a global portfolio. His projects bridge the gap between cultures, drawing on European principles of beauty as well as Oriental traditions. He has created furniture for Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades collection, designed contemporary art galleries in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai, and worked on hotels and restaurants including Villa La Coste in Provence, The Berkeley in London, the St Regis Hong Kong and Hotel the Mitsui in Kyoto. He has a retail boutique, André Fu Living, in Hong Kong.
Where do you live?
I live in a duplex apartment in Hong Kong’s Southside, with a poetic 270-degree oceanfront view from Deep Water Bay to Repulse Bay. The reason I chose it? The airy double-height volume – and the vast terrace!
What’s the style of your home?
My apartment is a true reflection of my design aesthetic – simple and honest, with a sense of relaxed luxury. The main challenge lies in keeping a degree of intimacy within the vast open space, especially on the lower living-room level. I have invested in wide-plank oak flooring and a museum-level lighting system, which allows me to evolve the way I display the objects within the space over time.
Do you have a signature design style – in your home and in your work?
I use the term “relaxed luxury” to communicate my personal belief in the lifestyle experience people are striving for these days. Personally, I love Bauhaus architecture and midcentury-modern furniture.