Using black as the sole color, designers integrated seven elements including wooden surface made with special techniques, velvet wallpaper, crystalline marble, fabric, glass, steel, and floor mat, to create “a sense of Black Elegance” for a 1,022 square foot deluxe suite room of Empire Hotels. Using exquisite texture layering in visual language to create a deluxe hotel design label, designers Four Lau and Sam Sum were seeking to represent a new interpretation of aristocracy.
The design is a breakthrough from the traditional hotel room; the design is inspired by people’s constant demand to new innovations. The room represents the aristocratic style and poise of the “Empire”, customers could indulge in the extravaganza “in the dark”. The suite is furnished with sophisticated materials; every single wall is decorated with materials of different textures, creating a metropolitan atmosphere that brings not only visual, but also tactile sensation. A tailor-made waterbed is placed in the bathroom along with the “Rain Forest” shower, enhancing the sensual experience for the body and soul.
Design Firm: AS Design Service Limited
Design Firm Website: www.as-hk.com
Design Team: Four Lau (Creative Director), Sam Sum (Art Director), Twiggy Yau (Interior Designer)
Completion Date (DD/MM/YYYY): 04 / 05/ 2010
Area: 95 SQM / 1022 SQF
Text: Courtney Lee
Client: Empire Hotels
Contractor: Ying Fat Engineering & Consultants Ltd
Photography: Sing Studio by Sum Sing