For the Chinese architect and interior designer Steve Leung, interior design is the supreme discipline within his creative spectrum. He finds it more interesting and satisfying than the rather stern profession of architecture. Interior design is currently gaining new importance in Asia. The creative output of the minimalist, who only conditionally considers himself as such, can be seen on the 25th floor of Ocean One, a luxurious apartment building in the centre of the bustling metropolis Shanghai. He created a calm oasis with high-quality sanitary equipment from Villeroy & Boch as an intentional contrast to the outside world.
Located in the Lujiazui financial district and on the first shoreline of Huangpu, the apartment complex comprising 5 buildings provides the best views over the city. Various designers were involved in shaping the contents of this luxury property. The apartment designed by Steve Leung consciously gives residents a space to unwind.
Innovation as a feature of contemporary design
Dark, elegant surfaces and a compact appearance dominate the sanitary area. The Squaro series bath and shower from Villeroy & Boch integrate seamlessly into the surroundings. Quaryl, the innovative material from which they are produced, is cast, so that clear, precise lines can be achieved. Whirlpool jets are integrated almost invisibly into the rectangular Squaro bathtub. The matching Squaro Superflat shower flows practially seamlessly into the floor and has a non-slip bottom. The Loop & Friends drop-in basin provides an elegant note and is discretely integrated into the overall concept. For Steve Leung, innovation is a characteristic of contemporary design, which may be the only purpose for which he would permit his work.