Home' Scoop Homes and Art : SHA 29 Winter 2011 Contents 50 HOMES & ART WINTER 2011
SET IN STONE
Can your furniture make you feel
better? The designe rs at OVO
cer tainly think so, with their exciting
new collection made from an a ncient
material, I ndon esia n petrified wood.
Petrification occurs when wood
is bu ried in sediment, un dergoes
min eralisatio n an d tu rns to ston e.
The resultant material is believed
to be healing and calming. Not
o nly that, it look s fan tastic. C offee
tables from HK$11,000 ($1400)
each. Visit ovo.com.hk .
Urban hotel East’s vibrant modern art collection has more than a hint of
pop-art style about it. Colourful works – think bright hues, fibreglass and
painted metals – adorn both public areas and the suites in this Taikoo
district gem. Artworks include cascades of butterflies and leaping fish by
Jayne Dyer and Lincoln Seligman, bamboo birdcages by Kum Chi Keung
and figurative dinosaurs in acid-bright orange, turquoise, pink and yellow by
Sui Jianguo. Visit east-hongkong.com.
JIA boutique hotelier Yenn Wong is the brains behind 208 Duecento Otto, a
neighourbood restaurant and bar in Hong Kong’s rapidly gentrifying Sheung Wan
district. Offering New York-style rustic Italian fare with a fresh, convivial vibe,
the two-storey space – which was once a meat-storage warehouse – has been
revamped by Istanbul-based design firm Autoban. With its blue-and-white tile
walls p rinted with tradition al Chin ese illustrations, solid walnu t floor s an d ceiling ,
marble tabletops and steel staircase, the effect is fresh and playful, with a nod to
the dist rict ’s s emi-ind ust rial root s . Visit www.208.com.hk .
each. Visit ovo.com.hk .
Yellow M ountain Pavilion by a rchitect
Edward Billson (MAP Architecture
+ Planning) is at the heart of a new
ur ba n renewa l retail a nd housing
project in the H uangsha n region. A
soa ring steel-f ram ed s ales pavilion,
with views over the Xian An River
to the mountains, it has a double-
height glass wall fa cade, plus laser-cut
a luminium cladding backlit with LEDs
for a Chinese la ntern effect. Designed
w ith sustainability in mind, it will later
become a clubhouse for residents .
CLEAR WINNER To celeb rate the opening of their flagship store, Italian kitch en
brand Valcucine issued a challeng e to Ho ng Kong designer s: create cabin et
graphics for the Artematica Vitr um Ar te collection , which has glass frontag es
ideal for c ustomised inlays . Colin Chan , of Side Architects , scooped the prize for
Transparenc y, which is a black-an d- white play o n kitchen utensil outlines. His prize? A
kitchen wor th a cool HK$1m ($127,300). Visit www.valcucine.com.hk.
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