"CHI on Jardine's Lookout"
Company:PplusP Designers Ltd
Designer(s): Wesley Liu, PplusP Designers Ltd., Hong Kong
Category: Interior Design, Professional
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A harmonious interaction of 'Chi' enhancing Feng Shui and modern contemporary design was the foundation of this apartment design.
Based on Traditional Feng Shui, the Main Entrance is a very important space as this is the focal point where Chi is channeled, constantly replenishing and circulating throughout the living spaces, enhancing the well being of its occupants. It is the ‘Mouth of Chi’, as with the human body, the front door is also the way nutrition (energy) enters home. The position of the Main Entrance door has thusly been carefully considered to nourish the house and cultivate the health and wealth of the family.
Walking into the Living Area, a feature that immediately catches the eye is the inbuilt fish tank set within the display shelving, another important feature and purposefully positioned to Traditional Feng Shui methodology. There is a sense of fun and liveliness resulting from the irregularity of the display shelving, the free style Ligne Roset Togo Sofa and the colour rich Paul Smith swirl design carpet.
The Dining Room was designed to create a direct connection to the open Kitchen. Alongside the dining table is a long work top with a recessed ceramic hob, designed for use while hosting guests. The ample space within the Dining Area allows the dining table to be extended, accommodating additional guests.
The colour palette used for the Study Room incorporates a green and natural tone, generating more Chi, which in turn promotes study and work. Additionally the room was purposely kept to a minimalistic design, allowing for a room use change for any new members to the family.
As a whole, the project was planned and designed to allow natural energy, Chi, to enter the apartment and flow smoothly, enhancing the harmonious and relaxing atmosphere throughout the entire living spaces.
About the Designer/Company
Wesley Liu is an uprising young interior designer who was born in Hong Kong and raised in Australia for most of his life. He received his Masters degree in Design from one of Australia’s most prestigious colleges, the University of New South Wales, and founded PplusP Designers in 2009 after having previously worked with other celebrated architectural firms.
Liu’s works have received numerous accolades, including the Best Interior Design of the Asia-Pacific Awards of the UK International Property Awards in 2011, Successful Design Award of the China’s Most Successful Award in 2011 and the Annual Award for Elite Designer of the Modern Decoration International Media Award in 2011. The wealth of experience that Liu has amassed has also earned him a position on the executive committee board of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association as well as the advisory board of the Retail Asia Expo in 2012.
Plans to expand are in the pipeline. Even as Liu continue to rapidly develop the PplusP studio in Hong Kong, plans are underway for a branch studio in Australia, Macao & China, which will likely result in more crossover aesthetic experimentation.
Liu is currently a Professional Member of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association, a Full Member of the Hong Kong Designers Association and a Member of the Chartered Society of Designers and China Institute of Interior Design.
Drive, passion and tenacity are what best describe Liu, who constantly and curiously seeks to move forward, eventually placing his company on the global map.