Valuable metals and textures, for example, cashmere and silk feature in a 150-piece lifestyle accumulation by Hong Kong architect André Fu, that will dispatch at Milan design week.
Called Modern Reflections, the lifestyle collection of homeware and decorative accessories incorporates a wide assortment of furniture, tableware, blankets, throws, stationary, lighting, bedding, rugs and more.
Every one of the 150 things will be introduced at the current year’s Salone del Mobile, which happens amid Milan design week.
“I enjoy the vibrancy and the energy of the city during the Salone period. I genuinely believe it is the perfect time and place to showcase the point of view that my brand wants to express,” said Fu, who was a judge at the debut Dezeen Awards.
The collection is a piece of the eponymous André Fu Living brand, which the Hong Kong designer propelled in 2016 as a collaboratory exertion with a select group of artisans.
This latest collection utilizes Fu’s experience designing interiors for luxury hotels and restaurants at his essential studio AFSO, to make a broad series of things that plan to pass on “understated elegance”.
“I wanted to challenge myself with the curation of a standalone lifestyle collection of homeware and decorative accessories, encapsulating the key elements of my style and having the goal to create something that is tangible,” Fu told Dezeen.
The blankets and throws, for instance, are handmade in Italy utilizing materials, for example, cashmere and silk, while three distinctive tableware accumulations highlight fine porcelain and hand-painted gold accents.
Hand-stitched leather trays and silk scarves likewise feature in the accumulation, just as lighting made of anodised metal and cast glass.
“It is somewhat a celebration of the many things I have learnt from the world of hospitality – to create a backdrop that revolves around everyday life,” he said.
“The key difference is that hotels are spatially driven, whereas the world of homeware is meant to immerse you in an environment,” he clarified.
Just as drawing on Fu’s experience designing interiors, the collection additionally alludes to his personal childhood memories of “significant places and different cultures”.
“We are living in a digital era with constant social media distractions, unlike the generations before us. It is important to be able to step back. This means having time and space to reflect on our personal journey,” said Fu.
“This echoes my strong belief that we need to learn from the past in order to foster creativity. To me, true luxury is in the experience and not just the aesthetics,” he explained.