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The Berkeley hotel in London contains four beautiful suites that were designed by André Fu, famous interior architect from Hong Kong. Today we highlight the most recent one of these suites, which had the support of the green proximity of the historic Hyde Park and was named Knightsbridge Pavilion Penthouse. Here, you enter an unforgettable oasis that reminds you incessantly of the intriguing history of the city.
André Fu Studio has made it its trademark to unite artistic perspectives with timeless sensibility. With an extensive portfolio that takes you on journeys through Europe and Asia, the interior architect has reinvented modern luxury in his own way. By repetitively trying to gap the distance between different cultures, each project is clearly part of a bigger vision that he spins off like a running thread throughout his projects. Characterising for the studio is not only the fusion of European beauty ideals and Oriental quality, but also a union of tradition and modernity. With this penthouse in the Berkeley hotel, Fu confirms that his high reputation is nothing but the result of honest work. Those who stay at the Berkeley can be sure that they are in the heart of London. Fu’s relationship with the hotel already started before he took on this project specifically, considering that he was also assigned three other suites. With Knightsbridge Pavilion Penthouse he makes it four, and how. Guests who book this room have a large surface that includes a reception area, a living area, a bar, a terrace, a bedroom, two bathrooms, a study, and a walk-in closet. Regarding the interior, you quickly notice an influence of midcentury, which emphasises the historical DNA of the building and the surroundings. A few examples are the panelling from floor to ceiling and a modernist screen made of solid oak. Another striking element are the marble pillars that surround the dining area, promoting it to be the centre of the room.
Regarding the interior, you quickly notice an influence of midcentury, which emphasises the historical DNA of the building and the surroundings.
The green landscape of Hyde Park is an unmissable influence on the interior. Shades of pistachio and the extensively used wood recall this beautiful piece of nature, complemented by plaster and ivory. The latter two refer to the surrounding streets of this metropolis and go hand in hand with the organic nature of the green area. The best view is in the bathroom; from the free-standing bathtub you have an unrestricted view of Hyde Park. It is striking how airy the suite feels due to the use of natural stone and organic lighting, among other things. Daylight is also present in abundance, which makes all the design aspects stand out even more. To finish, Fu created a selection of furniture, which was of course custom-made. Knightsbridge Pavilion Penthouse is perhaps the very best that the Berkeley Hotel in London has to offer. With a stunning design, interior architect André Fu ensured that this suite was the best it could be, staying true to his own style. History finds the best luxury of today.
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Images courtesy of André Fu Studio