Andre Fu collaborates with Lasvit on new lighting series

by Sophie Cullen on Dec 19, 2016 in Interiors , Products
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Sina WeiboShare on Tencent WeiboEmail this to someone

Acclaimed Hong Kong architect and designer Andre Fu has recently collaborated with Lasvit on a new lighting series: The TAC/TILE collection by Andre Fu Living

The new lighting collection for the home serves as a celebration of Fu's signature language of relaxed luxury, and is conceived to explore the materiality of glass – a reminder and ode to a truly tactile material that embodies religious, institutional and monumental architecture.

The design journey began when Fu traced back the history of glass application in the urban context – most recognisably in Maison de Verre that was built in 1932 and known by many as the House of Glass, or similarly in the tradition of Czech metropolitan passageways. Fu admired the architecture for its honesty of materials, adoption of the machine aesthetic, and its rejection of ornamentation, and believes glass blocks possess a unique sense of boldness unlike any other material.

LasvitViaLucis_Andre Fu_Serbelloni 02

The designer then drew inspiration from traditional Chinese tiled roofs, as well as the triangular form of the distinctive Flatiron Building for the collection. The notion to re-invent the modernist glass block came to mind, and Fu came up with a purist triangular profile as the core form of this lighting series.

Bespoke 'glass tiles' were adapted to a spectrum of applications – from table lamps, floor lamps, reading lamps and suspended pendants. The extent of offerings is in sync with Fu's original vision to create a lighting collection that could cater for all activities in the residential context.

A pop-up installation by Andre Fu Living – including the TAC/TILE collection – will be housed on the steps of the Lawn at The Upper House until 2 January, 2017.

, , , , , , ,

Recent Posts

  • ERI_0154

    Nominate now

    Back for the 12th year in a row, don't miss your chance to enter Perspective’s annual 40 Under 40 Awards 2018

    Posted on Mar 12, 2018
  • Photo credit: RSHP/Kerun IP

    Bridge the gap

    Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) and Aedas have revealed their designs for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge’s Hong Kong Boundary Crossing Facilities

    Posted on Mar 12, 2018
  • The Murray Building, Hong Kong

    Murray makeover

    Foster + Partners refashions The Murray Building, a 1960s’ Hong Kong government office building as a 21st-century luxury hotel

    Posted on Mar 6, 2018
  • 1268_08_A_V2_DCA_N9

    Tale as tall as time

    David Chipperfield Architects wins bid to design Hamburg’s tallest building, together with property developer SIGNA Prime Selection AG

    Posted on Mar 5, 2018