In view of the current situation in the city, Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) announced today the cancellation of this year’s Business of Design Week (BODW) Summit (2-7 December 2019).
We would like to sincerely apologise to our attendees, speakers, sponsors, partners and supporters for the inconvenience caused. At the same time, we would like to thank everyone for their effort and support.
For participants who have bought a ticket for BODW, our team will contact you shortly about refund arrangements. We appreciate your continued support, and look forward to welcoming you to our next BODW.
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Founder ∙ AFSO ∙ HK
Founder ∙ AFSO ∙ HK
Born in Hong Kong and educated in England from the age of 14, Fu is formerly trained at the University of Cambridge and founded his studio AFSO in 2000.
Fu credits his idiosyncratic design style – a quietly thoughtful, carefully considered yet analytical approach marked by a highly refined aesthetic – to his peripatetic cultural upbringing.
According to the designer, “living, studying and travelling between both countries over the past thirty years is why my own tastemaker sensibility reinterprets traditional notions of national identities or ‘East-meets-West aesthetics’ in a new hybrid. For me, it is about combining a seamless alignment of cultural and design sensibilities, modern luxury, and craftsmanship to shape the world around us.”
Fu became known overnight when he first redefined notions of hospitality with his design of the world-renowned Upper House hotel in Hong Kong, and has since gone on to create forward-thinking interiors for other leading brands.
“Each new commission starts with understanding my client, the brand, and their specific brief or vision so that when someone walks into the space – whether it is an Andaz or a Waldorf hotel, for instance – that is what they see. My signature touches may be there but it is very important to me that the design is about telling a story about the brand.”
Fu’s projects span a diverse collection of interiors including St Regis and Artus Residences in Hong Kong; Singapore’s Andaz Hotel; a pop-up apartment for COS and the Pavilion Suites at the Berkeley Hotel; Le Spa at Villa La Coste. Bangkok’s lush Waldorf Astoria Hotel and collaborated with Louis Vuitton for their Objets Nomades Collection.
In 2018, he successfully launched the André Fu Living (AFL) lifestyle brand with a holistic homeware offering.
Louise – The Parlour
St. Regis bar
Artus, The Library