In Beijing’s One Sanlitun building, Cheng Chung Design (CCD), which specialises in hospitality design, reinterprets luxury brands and fashion houses as extravagant serviced apartments – from fashion houses Fendi, Chanel, Hermès and Bottega Veneta to luxury car manufacturer Aston Martin.
Here, a look at how the dignified yet playful style of Italian fashion house Fendi is expressed in this lavish residence.
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Once inside the palatial 5,920 sq ft apartment, it opens to a foyer that gazes out to the cosmopolitan landscape, thanks to French windows on three sides.
A velvet armchair, the fireplace, the marble niche and brass meld together to cultivate an air of contemporary glamour. A fluidly-shaped resin stool that takes design cues from Fendi’s ties to water and fountains, adds playfulness to the spacewith its avant-garde texture and form.
The double-height ceiling spans 6.2m, with a stately marble staircase that brings grandeur to the space.
A neutral palette in the living room plays up its expansiveness, with a striking lighting fixture drawing the eye upwards.
Beside it, a large dining table allows the host to entertain friends and family in style. A glittering handcrafted light fixture presiding over the table and the spectacular view elevates mealtimes into luxurious affairs.
At night, dwellers can also take in the glittering night sky, and watch the stars through a bespoke telescope.
Aside from the formal dining table, the area also accommodates a fireplace, a breakfast and bar counter, a Chinese kitchen and a Western-style kitchen.
The marble staircase draws on Rome’s Piazza di Spagna, which is famous for the Spanish Steps where Audrey Hepburn enjoyed her ice cream in the classic movie “Roman Holiday”.
Lending theatrical flair to the staircase are exquisite linear lighting fixtures that complement the handrail – these take inspiration from the beautiful fountains found in Rome.
Up the stairs, the master bedroom embraces a mix of classic glamour and urban style. Sumptuous fabrics and leather coverings, and a crystal chandelier are juxtaposed with the chic modernity of Fendi’s furniture. A smart home system has also been implemented here.
With large French windows, the occupant can enjoy a 270-degree view of the outdoors and the varying scenes of Beijing’s busy quarter throughout the day.
Likewise, the marble-clad master bathroom with the same floor-to-ceiling windows is drenched in natural light during the day.
Gilded touches and the structured architecture echo the city’s skyline.
In one of the guestrooms with an en suite bathroom, rich blue velvet and luxurious fabrics add sophistication and contrast against the otherwise muted hues.
The renovation was completed in August 2019.
This article was originally published in Home & Decor.
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