At Home with a Beijing Furniture Designer by

Issue 4 · Chinese New Year · January 29, 2014

At Home with a Beijing Furniture Designer

Issue 4 · Chinese New Year · January 29, 2014

Yesterday, we toured furniture designer Gu Qi Gao's showroom on the outskirts of Bejing; today, we take a look at his artful living space (is this the ultimate live/work situation?). Gu Qi launched his furniture line, Fnji Furniture, in 2010 and recently relocated to this residence-cum-showroom near the Beijing Capital Airport, which he shares with his graphic designer girlfriend.

Photography by Philippe Le Berre for Elle Decoration South Africa, except where noted.

Open living and dining room with all wood furniture in Beijing, Remodelista

Above: Before moving to Beijing, Gu Qi owned a cafe in Shanghai that combined furniture design and interior design (when he couldn't find pieces that inspired him, he began designing his own tables and chairs).

Kitchen with wood countertops and lightbulb pendants in Beijing, Remodelista

Above: East meets West: brass lighting pendants in Gu Qi's kitchen.

Green Paint-Washed Bedroom in Beijing, Remodelista

Above: Intrigued by these color stained walls? See Trend Alert: 10 Rooms with Color-Washed Walls.

Living room of light open air Beijing furniture showroom home of Gu Qi, Remodelista

Above: A view of the Beijing showroom.

Wood Magazine Library with Antique Wood Stools in Beijing, Remodelista

Above: A bookshelf with examples of inspirational furniture designs.

See more of Gu Qi's live/work showroom and his furniture collection at our post Bauhaus in Beijing: Craft Furniture from an Emerging Designer. And have a look at more furniture that we love here.

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