With W Hotel next door and Suzhou Jinji Lake beside it, it is no exaggeration to call the Suzhou Center a landmark building in Suzhou. Talking about the positioning of the model room in Suzhou Center, designer James Zhang said, “I imagine that the owner of the room is a designer who customizes high-end cheongsam.”
Because he didn’t want to be like other traditional Chinese model apartments in Suzhou, he turned the five-star serviced apartment model into a new Chinese style, creating a more modern Oriental flavor of the new Soviet-style house, to present a change with The Times. The harmony between the sense of progress and the sense of tradition is easy to resonate with modern people, especially for the buyers of successful careers.
The use of local cultural elements in Suzhou occupies most of the design. Silk scarves, pen holders, clothing fabrics, teapots, flower arrangements, decorative paintings, each is the representative and miniature of Suzhou culture. The entry point is the mini version of dry landscape. Based on the prototype of the dry landscape in Suzhou Museum, which is a masterpiece of collecting mountains by Master Bei Liming, the art works are subtly incorporated into the room through the miniature way.
High recognition is the best, which represents the interpretation of characteristics, James Zhang does not want the owner to feel that this model room is beautiful, and that model room is similar. He wanted the owners to form a strong memory of where they were. Remember how it feels here, not anywhere else.
The hard outfit of the model room was originally fixed, but the designer kept the original hard outfit part, and only used different styles of soft outfit to decorate it, so as to have a very personalized space to adapt to different needs of buyers.
The original hard installation main material is marble, with the most common and the least error-prone material and color, hard installation limits, the need to transfer the design focus to the soft installation. In the eyes of designers, in fact, the operation space of soft clothing is larger and flexible. The addition of wood, porcelain, cloth and other materials is enough to create a beautiful atmosphere. Visitors can feel it the first time.
In addition to providing a place for the host to rest, the designer also planned a space for the host to interact, share and communicate with friends. The original living room was changed into a semi-guest space, taking into account various functions such as resting, socializing, holding parties or wine parties, commercial exhibition and office. The use of space is more complete, and the room is not unnecessarily extended for its semi-commercial use.
Both inside and outside the room are planned out of the commodity area, so that the commodity has a full display place.
In order to make the design of the model house more suitable for the market, the designer and the developer’s sales team and planning team carried out a lot of target customer analysis. The design style of space, also because of the different target customers, after several attempts, after several changes. For the successful people with strong economic strength — such home buyers, if they want to express their taste height and dig out their living needs, they need designers to have enough understanding and recognition of themselves.
James Zhang always felt that the space he designed should have a memory function, even if people go out, thinking is still there.
James Zhang, design director of Phoenix International Design in Hong Kong, was born in a pottery family. He has been awarded numerous national awards for 16 years in interior design. He advocates and advocates the design concept of the pursuit of sensory decorative effect on the basis of safety and practicality, and makes the hard decoration neutral and simple, and the soft decoration personalized.