海之戀潮汐之美 : 極簡輕工業風
為營造簡約效果，全屋房門均為暗門或趟門，隱去了門框的綫條。先到客廳，我們利用假天花和上下兩條反燈槽，隱藏了廳內礙眼的橫陣，再以松木製的兩個長形電視櫃和儲物櫃，提升大自然氣息，配以一支 Vertigo Pendant 吊燈，映照着手工精緻的實木圓枱與餐椅組合，讓大廳看起來更平靜、簡約、自然。
Love of the Ocean & Beauty of the Tides : Minimalist Light Industrial Design
Once I came into the flat, the impressive sea view deeply attracted me. “Minimalism” ran into my mind, clean lines, reductive, uncluttered, monochromatic, simplicity was the perfect match, and let the sea view become the focal point of the flat. After a detailed discussion with Dickson and Joanna, we were on the same page, and we started exploring “Minimalism”.
According to my design experience, it is challenging to achieve “minimalism” in Hong Kong. In addition to the limitation of space, it is even more challenging to find customers who genuinely agree with minimalism. To match the dogma of minimalism, they must be willing to adjust some of their living habits. As a designer, my responsibility is to ensure our client can enjoy the living space, so I am committed to striking a balance between their living habits and design.
Using “Minimalism” as the central theme, some may find it is lack of vitality. So I added some plant and industrial elements to enhance the energy level and the aura of nature.
To create simplicity, we used hidden or sliding doors to conceal the door linings. When we came to the living room, we used fake ceilings and two reverse light troughs to hide the obnoxious beam. And we used a pine TV cabinet and a storage cabinet to build a natural atmosphere.
On the ceiling of the dining room, we installed the Vertigo Pendant chandelier to spot out the exquisite handmade solid wood round dining table and chairs, making the dining room look calmer, simple and natural.
Stepped into the master room, could you found my little trick? I integrated the bathroom door with the custom-made full-height closet. This design simplified the lines in the room, made the room tidier, and the closet looks larger.
For the toilets, we used an industrial style; the kitchen’s colour tone was mainly white to match “Minimalism”. When my clients were struggling whether to make an open kitchen or not? I provided them with an out of the box solution.
We kept the wall for the cooking area, and we built an open bar counter between the kitchen and living room. They could use the bar for breakfast and the full-height cabinet next to the bar for storage. In this way, we preserved the original functions of the kitchen and expanded the vision of the living room.
Finally, next to the living room, it was the multi-function area. I put a low cabinet near the window, so my clients could enjoy the daylight, sit and read a book leisurely. Their child could also use this as a stage for fun.
With the sliding door, we could separate the multi-function area from the living room and use it as a guest room.