No Curtain House

DesignerSetmund Leung
Entry Description

Title: No Curtain House This 50 year-old house is 1500 square feet, with low ceiling, very old building structure, many crossbeam and bad scenery which can accommodate 5 people. In order to fulfill the owner’s requirement, redeveloping and redecoration is necessary. . Requirement: This is the ancestral house which would not be sold and for owners’ descendants. It is necessary to be re-designed and redecorated, to be the modern for urban living. Features: Fully utilize all concealed windows, architectural columns and crossbeams become design elements 3 main points of design: 1 ) The view of majority rooms will be affected by the windows, which perceived less attractive, thus the innovative design is needed. In order to take account of light and maintenance problems, the decorative sliding doors are used as the shutters to hide the windows away. The sliding doors are easy to open and the style is the same as the wardrobe which provides the neat, tidy and consistent perception. 2 ) There are the large crossbeams in the central of the house’s ceiling. Such crossbeams would not be covered by the false ceiling directly as they would make the ceiling lower causing oppressing sensation. The innovate design of ceiling is that the false ceiling would be made and built together with the crossbeams so that they will become the part of false ceiling. The special and unique perception can be provided. (a: use the two big crossbeams on the ceiling to develop the false ceiling together with rectangle frames in the living room; b: use the central crossbeam to create the false ceiling with irregular and artistic perception in the master bedroom) 3 ) In order to hide the ugly view and create the better wall’s view, we need to make use of the covert door to hide part of the door position, such as kitchen and corridor. , As this house is for own use in long term, the material to be used are durable and aesthetic, such as the tile, glass and LED lighting, which is long lasting with modern style for the owners and their descendants.

About Designer

Name: Setmund Leung Kam Biu Job : Professional Interior Designer Design-Book Author Column Writer &Part-time Lecturer. Name: Setmund Leung Kam Biu Job : Professional Interior Designer Design-Book Author Column Writer &Part-time Lecturer. Name: Setmund Leung Kam Biu Job : Professional Interior Designer Design-Book Author Column Writer &Part-time Lecturer. Awards: 1) International Award of Red Dot Design Award (Oscar in international design field) ( 2006) 2) Award of Incheon International Design Fair Competition in South Korea (2006) 3) Encouraged Prize of the China Contest for Furniture Design Competition (2006) 4) Bronze Merit of International Commercial Art Design Competition of China (2004) 5) Merit of Hong Kong Modern Kitchen Design Competition (2004) 6) Certificate of Merit(Residential) in the International Design Competition in (2003) (2 Awards). 7) Bronze Medal of No.5 Bienal De Design De Macau in (2003). 8) "2000 outstanding artists and designers of the 20th century." at the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England in (2000). 9) Certificate of Merit ( Residential ) in the C.S.D. Hong Kong Design Awards in (1999). 10) Asia Pacific Interior Design Honourable Merit Awards (Restaurant/Club Category) in (1996). 11) Certificate of Merit (Residential) in the C.S.D. Hong Kong Design Awards in (1994). 12) Winner of the Interior Design Awards (Commercial Category ) in the I.D.A. (H.K.) in (1993).

Awards and Prize

Setmund Leung Kam Biu is a celebrated and well-known interior designer in the international. His name is become famous and widespread in worldwide that more than 16 countries’ media have been reported his name. Setmund received numerous awards from different countries, including China, Britain, United States, Germany, Taiwan, South Korea and Russia. His works was displayed permanently at the museum in Germany. (Note: He may be the first or even the only designer from Hong Kong who gets the awards.) For example: German Red Dot Design Award (The first designer from Hong Kong who got this award) and S South Korea Incheon International Design Fair Award. In addition, Setmund gets the awards in consecutive years. For example: IDA Award for five consecutive years and London International Creative Competition for four consecutive years. Setmund was also selected as the "Outstanding Artist & Designers of the Century ." In 2013, Setmund also got the most prestigious award, International Design & Art Achievement Award Although Setmund does not have the formal academic credentials in design, he works very hard and does innovative work which makes him well known in the world. He was chosen as “2012Hong Kong Spirit Ambassadors” and “2012 Life Warriors ”. He was also nominated as the “ ATV Loving Hearts Campaign 2013”. Therefore, he is well known as the “Design legend”. Setmund gets many awards in different field, such as interior design, product, sculpture, furniture, art, concepts and programs, which is diversified. Some foreign designers & company have plagiarize Setmund’s design. (a) The first designer in Hong Kong to write special column for 17 years and broke 2 records in Hong Kong. (b) Setmund designed the “Big Puzzle” in 2012, and around 200 pupils used 568560 small puzzles to make the “Big Puzzle”, which is 147.41 square meter. It broke the Guinness World Records.