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Oct 26, 2015


The Exploded Cinema by Hong Kong designers One Plus Partnership has got to be one interior design project I personally liked a lot in recent years. Deconstructed design elements, a monochromatic scheme and an air of mystic make up an innovative space for entertainment. At once dramatic, modern and futuristic, one can imagine a cinematic experience where they are seemingly transported into another world - akin to the movies they are watching.
"The theater has 10 similar-size screening rooms and one large screening room with 344 seats. The walls and ceiling of the jumbo theater are covered with approximately 6,000 boxes of gray acoustic paneling, tilted and mounted at six different angles for a random appearance. The spectacular visual effect also gives the room superior acoustics, since all of the angled surfaces absorb sound more effectively than a flat surface. Interspersed with the paneling are acrylic box-shaped light fixtures.
A VIP lounge features an angular bar in black marble and graphic walls of black-and-white acoustic paneling. Even a visit to the bathroom is a trip into a potential future: Custom pedestal sinks and wastebins emerge from the floor at unexpected angles. In the bathroom for the VIP lounge, the faucet is a square tube, dangling from the ceiling, which automatically releases a stream of water when a sensor is triggered."

Oct 17, 2015


This contemporary residence was specifically designed and constructed to showcase the owners’ large art collection. The juxtaposition of elegantly detailed natural stones with humble materials like raw cement screed and textured wallpaper provides a subdued backdrop for an extensive art collection. The art work, which was amassed over the past two decades, ranges from canvas paintings to sculptures to works on paper and on wood.
Living/ dining/ entry areas
In the living room, a large canvas painting by a renowned Chinese artist hangs on the long marble-tiled wall and helps to anchor the entire living and dining areas. Two strip-patterned mirror doors opening up to a shoe storage (built in place of an existing door opening into the kitchen) brings in much light and help to open up the private lift lobby. A modern Swarovski wall lamp lends a touch of class and bling with its stylish diamond cut glass shade.
Bedroom 2
Elsewhere, the apartment is also furnished with high quality furniture and fittings from the likes of Poltrona Frau, Tom Dixon and George Nelson, providing a luxurious environment for the couple and their two adult sons to live and entertain in. In the bedrooms, functionality take precedence. Every need of the occupant(s) in each of the rooms have been taken into account of, and the spaces were designed to maximise those requirements.
Master bedroom
Bedroom 3

Oct 1, 2015


Coinciding with the London Design Festival, Design Shanghai is to bring the best of Chinese design to the UK, with a unique exhibition at leading show 100% Design, taking place 23-26 September 2015 at Olympia London.

Supported by Shanghai Promotion Centre for City of Design, Icon presents: Hi Design Shanghai will feature ten top Chinese design brands, both emerging and established names, exhibiting together for the first time in UK. The event will be an extraordinary platform for some of the most talented designers, including; Blue Shanghai White, Design MVW, EY-products, Frank Chou Design Studio, Maxmarko, Song Tao Wu Haoyu, WUU, Yang Design and Yuue.
The show will offer a preview of the most innovative and latest products by a selection of brands that will be also taking part in the third edition of the Asia’s leading international design event Design Shanghai, returning in March 2016, following the remarkable success of the first two editions. \
Icon presents: Hi Design Shanghai is a celebration of the long-standing support and cultural exchanges between China and the UK. Many more opportunities are being explored this year, as 2015 marks the first ever UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange, a unique opportunity to further deepen the existing relationship between the two countries across the creative industries.
Icon presents: Hi Design Shanghai is organised by 10 Media Shanghai in collaboration with Shanghai London-China UK Design Innovation Centre and Icon magazine, supported by Shanghai Promotion Centre for City of Design.