“Designer of the Year 2016” / Maison et Objet
“Top 20 Interior Designers” / Wallpaper Magazine 2016
“It’s not about imposing a lifestyle; lifestyle comes from within”. André Fu As the architect behind major luxury hotels like The Upper House in Hong Kong, Villa La Coste in Provence, Singapore’s Fullerton Bay Hotel, and the Opus Suite at the Berkeley London, it’s hardly surprising that André Fu is one of the world’s most sought-after designers.
Born in Hong Kong, he spent his formative years at a boarding school in England and earned an art scholarship to London’s St Paul’s School. He then went on to read architecture at Cambridge, leaving upon the completion of his Masters. Fu returned to Hong Kong in 2004 to begin a series of design adventures in Asia.
Brought up in the East and educated in Europe, Fu possesses an inimitable ‘stereoscopic’ vision that enables him to do more than merely fusing the two cultures. His trademark style exhibits an intimate understanding of proportion, light and space in conjunction with the use of tactile and lush materials, applied in ways that are at once precise, yet sumptuous.
Taking influence from artists Brancusi, Rothko and Urwin; and architects such as Gio Ponti and Carlos Scarpa, the references of modernistic shapes and strong sculptural forms are apparent in his work. “I regard myself as an approach-driven architect and I believe my role is to interpret my clients’ vision into a spatial narrative.” says Fu.
The emphasis of Fu’s work has been to create luxurious interiors that elevate the essence of the space, and defines a new generation of ‘relaxed luxury’.