Located at 31 Conduit Road, The Morgan was designed by New York-based Robert A. M. Stern Architects in a contemporary style. The penthouse, occupying the entire 30th floor, features an expansive 3,962sqft (368sqm) interior and a 1,461sqft outdoor terrace. Taking inspiration from the surroundings as well as the architecture, Robert Cheng, founder of Brewin Design Office, created a column-free space that embodies the city's blend of natural and metropolitan character.
Cheng deploys tones from the city's skyline and harbour, as well as architectural details such as the green window grilles, for the interior colour palette
In the penthouse's exclusive arrival lobby, the designer employed dark tones, timber finishes, a Venetian paint ceiling and custom wall lamps by New York-based design studio Apparatus to set a warm, luxurious tone. The foyer connecting the indoor living room and outdoor terrace functions as a gallery for the homeowners' art and design collections. Among the works showcased here are an abstract painting by Katharina Grosse, an armchair by Roberto Lazzeroni and a bonsai tree—a "transterior" factor that smoothly brings outdoors inside.
The open-plan 1,200sqft living room comes with a 4.5m high ceiling and panoramic views of Hong Kong's iconic skyscrapers. Cheng deploys tones from the city's skyline and harbour, as well as architectural details such as the green window grilles, for the interior colour palette. Subdued blues and silvers contrast with burnt umber, shades of black and natural timbers.
A series of solid vertical fins in white oak encircles the whole living room. Behind them is seamless 30m-long wallpaper by Calico featuring abstract expressionist splashes of gold, pastels, silvers and greys. The symmetrical sofas are from Christian Liaigre, paired with chairs by Gio Ponti and customised coffee tables in black quartzite stone on top of a Tai Ping carpet.
Taking centre stage above the dining table is a 73-piece blownglass chandelier by Apparatus. Cheng, who had previously worked with Tsao & McKown Architects in New York and Jean Nouvel in Paris, launched his own studio in 2012.
This text was taken from “High style", an article from the April issue of Perspective magazine.
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