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The sought-after Hong-Kong-based interior designer shares his favorite pieces of the moment

Deftly working across scale, typology, and style, André Fu is one of today’s most in-demand interior designers. The Hong Kong-based multitalent’s portfolio ranges from refined interiors for major hotels, restaurants, and contemporary art galleries around the globe to original furniture for Louis Vuitton’s illustrious Objets Nomades collection and, most recently, the launch of his own lifestyle brand, André Fu Living.

Interiors by André Fu: The Upper House in  Hong Kong and Hotel The Mitsui in Kyoto. Photos © André Fu Studio

Fu’s dexterity has garnered him plenty of high-profile praise. He was named Interior Designer of the Year in 2019 by Elle Decoration China, Designer of the Year in 2016 for Maison & Objet Asia, and on Wallpaper’s list of Top 20 Interior Designers.

Inside Hotel The Mitsui in Kyoto. Photo © André Fu Studio

We asked Fu to share a few of the items on his design wishlist at the moment. Scroll on for collection-worthy picks to take any space to new heights.

 

Growth Table by Mathias Bengtsson, 2014

© Galerie Maria Wettergren

“I admire the highly sculptural profile of this piece, which is visually powerful and takes the idea of organic design to the next level. Bengtsson combines exquisite craftsmanship and innovative technology in a way that is provocative and engaging.”

 

Lampyre by Eric Schmitt, 2019

© Carpenters Workshop Gallery

“This opulent yet minimalist lamp is constructed entirely from alabaster, giving it a provocative tactility. It casts a wonderfully soft and seductive glow.”

 

System Long Chair by Bernard De Swarte, 1950

© Galerie Meubles et Lumières

“I find the futuristic silhouette and angular structure of this mid-century piece highly captivating. It is fascinating to consider how De Swarte evokes a sense of the future through the design; it feels both of an era and strangely timeless.”

 

Contour Side Table by Bodo Sperlein

© Les Ateliers Courbet

“Fluid and sculptural forms resonate hugely with my personal aesthetics, and this piece is a wonderful exploration of organic compositional lines. It is a powerful yet subtly sensuous creation. I am very taken with its evocation of the Art Nouveau movement in a highly contemporary way.”

 

Conoid Bench by George Nakashima

© Converso Gallery

“Nakashima is rightly revered as the father of the American Craft movement. His pieces show the highest level of American craftsmanship allied to a Japanese design sensibility.  For me, Nakashima’s work embraces the essence of cross-cultural design, which has a particular resonance for me. This piece is made from a rich black walnut that contrasts beautifully with the hickory spindles.  It is a wonderful heritage piece that I would be proud to own.”

 

Thank you, André! ◆

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