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Design watch | China
Top global a nd local design ers have pooled
resou rces i n a collabo ratio n that is pa rt upscale
hotel and part student training ground. Hong
Ko ng design ers Ro cco Yim (ex terior), William Lim
(interiors) and Barney Cheng (staff uniforms), joined
fo rces w ith internation als Sir Terence Co n ran (who
designed the restaurants a nd food and beverage
elements), fashio n ico n Vivien ne Tam (respon sible for
the VT suite) an d French artist-botanist Patrick Blanc
(creator of a lavish 18m ver tical garden i n the lobby,
the largest wall of its kind in Asia) in creating the
262-room Hotel ICON. So far, it has been getting top
marks both fo r its design and fo r its service qu ality,
courtesy of the PolyU School of Hotel & Tourism
Man agemen t studen ts who train there. hotel-icon.com.
China’s first ho megrown lux ur y brand, Shang Xia,
marks its first birthday with the launch of the elegant
Huma n and Nature collection. Artistic director
Jian g Qion g’er turn ed to age-old techniques an d
tradition al materials to produ ce her modern porcelain ,
fu rnitu re, jeweller y, a pparel a nd homewa res. She has
been receiving rave reviews fro m lo cal a nd overseas
cu stomers. Highlights in clude the zitan and waln ut
wood Da Tian Di tea table and the Shan Shui wine set,
han dca rved fro m raw agate. shang-xia.com.
To mark the opening of its new showroom in Hong Kong’s Horizon
Plaza, OvoStudio has launched a collection of eco-friendly furniture.
Made with reclaimed wo od fro m o ld lofts, boats and houses, the pieces,
including chairs, sto ols, sideboards an d wardro bes, are made u n ique by
their slightly distressed yet colo u rful patches an d pattern ings. Design s
with a co nscien ce – we like. ovos tudio.com.hk
Da Tian Di rocking chair.
Mosaic sliding sideboard by Ovo.
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