Rising from the lush hills overlooking Hong Kong, the Opus is starchitech Frank Gehry’s first residential project in Asia. The building’s design and striking locale (see last pic below) warranted equally splendid interiors. And so, when creating its show apartment, the developer enlisted interior design duo Yabu Pushelberg. From the iPad-controlled lighting to the chinoiserie screens, the space balances contemporary style, luxury, and functionality with references to the past.
Hand-painted chinoiserie screens swivel open when needed and provide a striking backdrop in both the family and dining rooms.
With their mountain views, private spaces were designed as an ethereal counterpoint to the apartment’s city-facing side. A floor-to-ceiling copper headboard mirrors the curves of the master bedroom while the bath adds impact with onyx stone and steel fixtures. Stunning!
I wanted to make something incredibly beautiful that people will respect and love for generations. – Frank Gehry on designing the Opus Hong Kong
Images: Richard Powers
on 2013-03-24 15:31 by Desiré
The chandelier above the dining table appears to be by Hervé Van der Straeten, not Yabu Pushelberg as originally posted. Either way, it's gor-geous!