For TwoTwoSix Hollywood Road, a five-story apartment building in the Sheung Wan district of Hong Kong, London designer Ilse Crawford has created a sanctuary from the urban bustle. We’ve sourced brass, glass, and lacquer elements for recreating the look at home:
Photos by Magnus Marding via Dezeen.
Above: The kitchen, with bamboo laminate cabinetry, is by Bulthaup.
Above: For a roundup of the best wooden chopsticks available, see 5 Favorites: Well-Designed Chopsticks. Scroll down for a brass teapot source.
Above: In the living room, which overlooks a leafy courtyard, a gold lacquered aluminum Atollo Lamp by Vico Magistretti ($3,000 from All Modern) illuminates a corner.
Above: The 443 Bench under the kitchen window is from Studioilse’s Seating for Eating collection manufactured by De La Espada; $1,145 from Hive Modern.
Above: Fabricated in Minnesota, these Crosscut Boards are made from a single cut that’s cured to prevent splitting and finished with food safe mineral oil. Each is about one inch thick; $20 to $30 at Canoe. Another option is the thick slab White Oak Chopping Board from Garde in LA.
Above: The Pallarés Solsona Clever is made in Spain from high-quality stainless steel and boxwood; $180 at Quitokeeto.
The Dining Room
Above: In the dining room, Ilse Crawford paired a lacquered table with leather chairs.
Above: Open shelving is set into the wall of the dining room and painted a calming shade of gray.
Above: Farrow & Ball’s recently released color, Mole’s Breath No. 276, evokes the color of a mole’s coat with dark undertones; $95 per gallon. For more on the collection of colors, see our post: New Farrow & Ball Colors Inspired by the Dorset Coast.
Above: Astier de Villatte’s Rectangular Hollandaise Table in a rich brown lacquer is available through Astier de Villatte in France; inquire directly for pricing and availablity.
Above: The Italian Bottega Side Chair, designed in 2003 by Renzo Fauciglietti and Graziella Bianchi, is built with luxury and low-maintenance in mind. It’s made from split-grain leather that’s been treated for stain resistance and stretched over a steel frame and tapered tube legs; $865 each at Design Within Reach (shown here in Russian red).
Above: Design Within Reach’s Satellite collection includes the Satellite Chandelier with 24 antennae arms; it’s made from steel with a brass (shown) or bronze finish; $1,325 at DWR.
Above: The Medium Ilse Bowl is made of high-polished black glass and measures 7.5 inches in diameter; $185 at The Future Perfect.
Above: Hand-blown Champagne Glasses designed by Ilse Crawford and Michael Anastassiades; Â£129 a pair at Sigmar in London.
Above: West Elm’s Gallery Frames in Antique Silver are made from a silver-leafed wooden frame; prices range from $19-$59.
Above: Studioilse used a brass serving tray as wall decor in the living room. This Brass Tray is made by Oji Masanori in Japan and available at MjÃ¶lk in Toronto for $385 CAD. Alternatively, source one of the many Vintage Round Brass Trays found on Etsy.
Above: Designed by Gio Ponti for architectural hardware company Izé, the Lever Handle is made of brass in a variety of finishes; inquire about pricing.
Above: Designer Michael Anastassiades’s Onyx Light is a table lamp and sculpture made from a single slab of white onyx with a black silk flex cord; $3,910 at The Future Perfect.
For another brass-filled project from Studioilse, see our post Subtle Splendor in Stockholm: Ett Hem Hotel. For more ways to recreate Ilse Crawford-designed rooms, visit Steal This Look: The Olde Bell in Dining Room and Steal This Look: Ilse Crawford Shaker-Inspired Bedroom.