Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bosch Galleria by Clifton Leung - the first Bosch showroom in HK

Bosch’s personality comes through even before you enter the showroom. The glass doors at the entrance feature polished, circular handles that were inspired by the brand logo, and by the brand’s signature dial, which is also round. It’s a soft touch. Clifton wanted people to have that experience as soon as they get there.

Clifton worked in layers, with one layer featuring a museum-like display of products, and another featuring Bosch appliances framed inside wooden boxes.

The circular elements continue throughout the showroom, with retro, round air vents along one wall – behind which hide the bulk of the showroom’s air-con units – and the structural square column has also been transformed into a circular-shaped one, acting as a display area with shelving all around, and drawing the customer into the lounge area. Clifton wanted to invite people to come the back of the store.

The design challenges is the existing column at the middle of the site, we then made the column a round one incorporating the storage. Surrounded by floor to ceiling windows, it limits the space for storage and product display, we then made several “floating” cabinets for product displays.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Turn your bathroom into a luxurious spa

The bathroom is the sanctuary of a home, a place for you to relax after a long day out. So it makes perfect sense to invest in the design of this part of the home, ensuring that it not only feels luxurious, but also light and airy.

A simple way to create a sanctuary in your bathroom is to go for a minimalist design.

In this bathroom in a Guangzhou house, a spacious layout is complemented with a simple palette of shades of white, cream, grey and brown, which allows luxurious materials like marble to shine. As such, the design is luxurious yet not overpowering, creating a clean and airy look for a tranquil mood.

The toilet bowl might not be the most aesthetic, but you can enhance its look by using a beautiful piece of marble to create a feature wall behind the toilet bowl.

Luxurious and minimalist do not mean you have to be boring. You can incorporate bits of your personality in your bathroom, like this other bathroom in the same house in Guangzhou. The owner is a fan of the relaxing feel of tropical resorts, so Clifton added a Southeast Asian-inspired steaming bucket, which not only allows the owner to have a comfortable steam, but also adds character to the bathroom.

Check out more about the Lake Dragon project in Guangzhou: http://www.houzz.com/projects/1298000/the-dragon-lake-the-pursuit-of-simplicity

Lighting also plays an important role in achieving the dream bathroom.

In this bathroom of a Mid-levels apartment, a cosy atmosphere is created through the use of indirect blue lighting. The soft blue lighting creates a muted, spa-like mood. This unique feature is complemented with a minimalist design, which allows stylish décor pieces such as the Nefertiti gold patterned vase from Lane Crawford, the gold candleholders from The Candle Company, and the candle dish from House, a Melbourne brand, to take centre stage.

Another highlight of the bathroom is a sunken bath, which doubles up as a showering facility.

Check out more about the Babington project: http://www.houzz.com/projects/64791/the-babington-house-interaction-of-contrasting-elements

The owner of this apartment sure has a taste for the finer things in life when he chose to get a flat with stunning views of Victoria Harbour. To ensure the stunning backdrop is not wasted, Clifton used smart glass technology, which allows occupants to be able to see the sea views and the adjoining living room. But when the occupants need more privacy, they can switch to a frosted glass mode.

The beautiful views are also complemented by a luxurious and relaxing design, which features a rainshower from Gessi that comes with a unique blue LED light feature.

Another unique feature of the apartment is the use of indirect lighting, not only for the ceiling, but even the bathtub, which is from TOTO.

Check out more about the Habourside project: http://www.houzz.com/projects/366473/the-harbourside-les-maisons

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Fun cooking experience at Bosch Galleria

Our team is thrilled to have Bosch’s invitation to try out their latest cooking solutions at the showroom we designed! It was definitely a fun cooking experience!

Serious preparation time…

We love Bosch’s latest product, Bosch FlexInduction - making cooking effortless and enjoyable, making meals preparation as fun as eating! The cooking temperature is monitored and automatically adjusted - whether the temperature is high or low, it can be controlled precisely and effortlessly for the perfect cooking result. We also love the intelligent feature of the extra large high resolution colour touchdisplay. The humanized intelligent programme is extremely easy to manage for the best result.

We also tried out another latest cooking solution Bosch Series 8. With the PerfectRoast meat probe, the core temperature of the steak is determined to the exact degree and second. We not only enjoyed the gourmet flavours but also tasted the textures of quality steak in different steak doneness.

Clifton and Roy, the Master Chef!

Mission completed!

Perfect result! Bon appétit!


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Thursday, September 15, 2016

From a single man’s digs to a sleek bachelor pad

A big difference between a single man’s digs and a bachelor pad is the attitude its occupant. The former is home to a man who ended up single because he does not know how to use his personality to charm the ladies, or simply has given up on love, while the latter is for the one who is simply enjoying the life till he finds the love of his life.

The key to creating the perfect bachelor pad is to let your character shine through the apartment. But just pause for a moment if you’re thinking of Christian Grey’s pad in Fifty Shades of Grey. While it is certainly stylish, its overly luxurious feel can be intimidating to the ladies you invite over.

As such, balancing between style and an inviting mood is of utmost importance when it comes to designing the dream bachelor’s pad.

This apartment in Happy Valley exudes masculinity with raw finishes, including concrete flooring, a concrete bench that runs through the apartment, and industrial-style kitchen units, such as a stainless steel table designed by Clifton Leung Design Workshop and stainless-steel bar steels from Apartment. But to prevent it from being too cold and impersonal, Clifton balanced it with clever, indirect lighting, giving the apartment a warm atmosphere.

Check out more about this project: http://www.houzz.com/projects/309370/yu-fung-building-an-open-concept-with-zero-walls

Drawing inspiration from a New York loft, this apartment in West Kowloon Cultural District brings out the character of its owner, a stylish man with refined tastes, through the use of state-of-the-art system and appliances, including kitchen appliances from Miele, audio equipment from Bang & Olufsen, refrigerator from Sub-Zero, rainshower from Gessi and bed from Hastens.

But to make sure the owner of this pad is not going to be a bachelor for long, Clifton added thoughtful small touches to the apartment so that ladies that come here will feel at home too. A “smart glass” is used for the partition between the bathroom and the rest of the apartment. Flick a switch and the partition turns opaque, giving the occupant and guests privacy.

Check out more about this project: http://www.houzz.com/projects/366473/the-harbourside-les-maisons

As a bachelor’s pad is only for one occupant, adopting a minimalist design and open layout is not only chic, but also practical. This apartment on Hong Kong Island charms with its simple colour scheme of brown, black and white. To prevent it from being too impersonal, Clifton opted for indirect lightning, giving the apartment a homely feel.

While an open layout is particularly suitable for the owner to invite friends over for gatherings, Clifton also installed sliding doors, giving the owner or guests staying over the option of privacy when needed.

Check out more about this project: http://www.houzz.com/projects/37621/healthy-garden-feel-like-a-stylish-hotel-suite

Any man can tell you that the audio-visual room is his guilty pleasure.
High tech audio-visual can look too harsh, so for this apartment in Redhill Penninsula, Clifton softened the look by cleverly concealing the equipment, and complementing them with painting-like black and blue sound adsorption materials and blue LED ceiling lightning, which gives the apartment a relaxing and inviting atmosphere.

Check out more about this project: http://www.houzz.com/projects/31367/red-hill-peninsula-an-unconventional-oasis-with-a-spark-of-color

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