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Step inside residences in the city created with the display of art in mind

Take a look at Tatler Homes’ coverage of Hong Kong luxury residences, where beautiful art takes centre stage.

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An Apartment That’s a ‘Gallery Experience’

With an extensive collection of beautiful art, the owners of this apartment in Mid-Levels wanted their home to resemble a “gallery experience”, according to Effie Yang, co-founder of architectural and design firm OFGA Hong Kong, which carried out a design overhaul of the property. “As avid art collectors, they really value beautifully lit wall space and museum details.” 

The 1,292 sq ft residence had a dramatically different layout prior to its makeover: it’d originally been fitted with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Yang, along with her co-founder Winston Yeo, were tasked not only with transforming the apartment into a space fit to exhibit carefully curated art, but also to “solve space-planning.”

To develop a layout of the home that would fulfill the brief in redividing spaces while also allowing for attention to be focused on the art, the duo adopted a minimalist design approach. The bedrooms were removed, creating a sprawling space with zero doors. 

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A London-Inspired Home With British Art

In this 2,800 sq ft home in Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, a “luxurious, London-inspired timeless international design” was the brief for architect Thomas Griem, whose London-based architectural and interior design practice TG Studio spearheaded an overhaul of the property.

The redesigned home is complete with beautiful pieces by respected names in the UK contemporary art scene. The dining room, in particular, is home to rare pieces—Damien Hirst’s works adorn the walls, while a sculpture from the London-based contemporary glass art and sculpture specialist Vessel Gallery sits atop a side table.

The pieces that populate the home, including the art, were suggested to, and accepted by, the owners and sourced by Griem’s team, making the design process collaborative and enjoyable. 

“Sometimes if a client’s not interested, it’s not as much fun, and the product won't be as good.”

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A Haven for Beautiful Art Displays

This 3,000 sq ft Clearwater Bay house underwent a partial renovation by Hong Kong-based Joyce Taufer Interior Design Studio, who conceptualised a transformation of the home into an art gallery-inspired space.

Stepping into the living room—a “colourful space with a vibrant and positive energy”—a beautiful bespoke cabinet display designed by Taufer comes into view. It is inspired by historic cabinets of curiosities, originally referring to rooms designed for the display of whimsical objects by aristocrats that date back to the Italian Renaissance. Made of solid teak wood, it has several openings that allow cherished pieces of art to be displayed.

Meanwhile, in the foyer stands an Artura Ficus wooden table: this is where the family tells its story through a series of photos and art pieces. “The idea of this display is something very dynamic—[this is] where the client can change objects based on their stages of life,” she says.

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