這是一個位於大埔道上依山而建的高尚住宅，目之所及群山疊翠，視野遼闊，在負責這個項目的Impression Design Workshop Ltd設計總監Ray Cheng眼中，這是都市中難得一見的寧靜清幽居所。此項目，Ray改造了屋內空間結構，將主人房和書房打通，釋放出空間，同時將陽光帶進，並在主人房與書房之間，設置了一組設計通透但又是屋內重點儲物地方的高櫃，使原本封閉的牆身變化成為視覺上的亮點；主人房舖設了榻榻米的地台，可用作儲物，也可以與前方的山景連在一起，令屋內景觀與屋外大自然融合。
In recent years, Ray Cheng, Director of Design at Impression Design Workshop Ltd, has put his focus on integrating his customer-oriented design visions into projects across the region and expanding his business into the Greater China area.
With a passion to alter a home’s space through reorganisation and reassembling, Cheng’s ultimate goal is to create something that’s understated yet intuitive. Boasting an open view of the surrounding lush hills, a luxury home on Tai Po Road, in the eyes of Cheng, is a true urban sanctuary. For this distinct project, Cheng transformed the interior structure of the home by breaking the barriers between the master bedroom and the study, creating more open space and bringing in more natural light. The wall that previously stood between the two rooms was replaced by a series of eye-catching cabinets that link the rooms instead of parting them, serving as main storage space. The master bedroom features a tatami floor with storage underneath which matches the natural scenery outside the windows, blending the indoor décor and the outdoors environment. Blending in artificial and natural lighting and bringing together the inside and the outside, Cheng created a peaceful retreat by paying particular attention to the living room lighting and hiding the lightbulbs in the interior structure while letting the light naturally seep out.
Letting his designs provide answers to the issues people face in their home environment, one of Cheng’s most memorable projects is a 275-square-foot nano flat. Owned by a young couple, that small canvas turned out to be a great source of creative inspiration for Cheng. He shares that nano flats make up 30-40% of his recent interior design projects—compared to 10% back in 2016—and believes there are only going to be more nano flat design projects in the future.
To cope with the demand of mainland China, Cheng founded Works Design & Contracting Company Limited in mainland China in 2015, as a new platform that bridges the gap between Hong Kong and China and complements his existing business. Cheng adds that Hong Kong designers currently possess certain advantages in the mainland market due to their international experience, with many other design firms setting up brick and mortar shops in mainland China to seek opportunities and further business development.
－refer to Sqyarefoot and REA Group, 2018