Design Shanghai is Asia’s leading design event and one of the most prestigious in the world. They are constantly evolving and aim to showcase the very best in global architecture, art and design. It also provides a unique platform for international creators to network and establish long-lasting business relationships. As the renowned event returns to the Shanghai Exhibition centre between the 8th-11th March 2017, Design Pataki caught up with some of this year’s speakers to learn a bit more about their craft. In conversation with Andre Fu –
- Could you elaborate on “the pursuit of relaxed luxury”?
Relaxed luxury is a new generation of luxury that goes beyond the superficial – experiences that are genuine, honest, and lush.
- How would you describe your home?
I would describe my home in three words: pure, free-spirited, artisanal.
- If you weren’t an architect who would you be?
I would definitely love to be a landscape designer.
Born in Hong Kong but educated for the most part in Europe Fu has developed a unique stereoscopic ability to do more than fuse the two cultures. His trademark style includes an ability to balance light, space and proportion to create sensuous and luxurious spaces. In 2000 he founded his own design studio, AFSO to create individual projects for his ever-growing list of clients. Today AFSO is known for its individual and sumptuous work in the hospitality industry thanks to collaborations with The Four Seasons, Shangri-La and Park Hyatt Hotel groups. AFSO aims to draw from history to create modernity and with Andre Fu’s playful reinterpretations they design spaces that indulge and inspire.