Mansion Liu House

Bob Chen Office Design worked closely with their client to realize the highly customized and bespoke details that define this beloved home in Hangzhou.

  • area / size 5,381 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location Hangzhou, China,
  • Type House,
  • As for materials and texture, Bob is used to thinking about budgets, so there’s nothing left for me to worry about. Even so, he is always willing to try something new, especially for those customers who trust him like I do. Of course, the attempts so far have been successful.

    The plan layout of my home is quite special. That is why most of the furniture needs to be custom made. The TV cabinet in the living room requires a huge log of 5.6 meters. My good friend, Yonghong, who is the creative director of furniture brand SoLIFE, took me to Indonesia for half a month to find one. She also helped to cut through the packing and shipping process. Four pieces of bluestone of 19th century from Netherlands are shaped into tabletops of coffee table in the living room, with table legs redesigned and customized by Bob. In order to make round white marble table, Bob communicated with the manufacturer for almost three months. Once I was travelling in Fuzhou together with Bob. The local handicraft of lacquer impressed him. When he came back, he designed the writing desk made of lacquer. It took more than two months to finish the lacquer surface layer by layer. The 4.6-meter-long sofa was designed with the cabinet as one set. The design of sofa cabinet takes into consideration of functions of water storage, socket storage, tea making and tea container storage.

    Design: Bob Chen Office Design
    Photography: Wen Office