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An Eclectic Home in Shanghai: Wang Ying of Studio Glume

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An Eclectic Home in Shanghai: Wang Ying of Studio Glume

April 26, 2021

For the past couple of months, we’ve been delving into design in China, discovering new and not-seen-everywhere talent. Both Fan and I became obsessed with Studio Glume, a multidisciplinary firm focusing on design and renovation of small buildings, interiors, furniture, art, and graphic design. We’re especially taken with the living quarters of founding member Wang Ying, so we got in touch. We were delighted when Ying emailed us back and offered to take us on a visual tour of his apartment.

Photography courtesy of Studio Glume.

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Above: The entrance to Ying’s apartment. “In our firm, we strive to break the shackles of past experience.”

According to Wallpaper, “Ying’s own home reflects the principle of Zhonghe, the elegant coexistence of the West, the new and the old.” Located in a complex in the old French Concession area, the apartment had little charm when Ying moved in, so he painted both the floor and walls white, to create “a white box.”

The hall console is a Studio Glume design.
Above: The hall console is a Studio Glume design.
A closeup of the Studio Glume console.
Above: A closeup of the Studio Glume console.
Throughout the space Ying mixes vintage and new pieces.
Above: Throughout the space Ying mixes vintage and new pieces.
“This is not so much the design of a house, it is better to say that this is a natural stacking of my favorite objects and traces of life,” Ying told Wallpaper.
Above: “This is not so much the design of a house, it is better to say that this is a natural stacking of my favorite objects and traces of life,” Ying told Wallpaper.
The WG  Table Lamp by Wilhelm Wagenfeld is available through Bauhaus
Above: The WG 24 Table Lamp by Wilhelm Wagenfeld is available through Bauhaus2YourHouse.
In the study, the hanging canvas and acrylic work is from Studio Glume.
Above: In the study, the hanging canvas and acrylic work is from Studio Glume.
Bicycles feature in the decor.
Above: Bicycles feature in the decor.
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Above: Ying’s workspace.
Ying modified the kitchen to reflect his minimalist leanings, with practicality in mind.
Above: Ying modified the kitchen to reflect his minimalist leanings, with practicality in mind.
The passageway to the bedroom. The monochrome canvas and acrylic work is another piece from Studio Glume.
Above: The passageway to the bedroom. The monochrome canvas and acrylic work is another piece from Studio Glume.
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Above: Everything in its place: “I don’t like clutter. As long as it is visible, it must be beautiful.”
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Above: Ying’s pared-down bedroom.
Because the existing square basin sink blocked the washing machine, Ying commissioned a curved basin sink.
Above: Because the existing square basin sink blocked the washing machine, Ying commissioned a curved basin sink.

For more of our recent design discoveries, see:

A Photo Studio in Taipei City Furnished with Atmospheric Old Finds

At Home with Celebrated Architect/Designer Mao Shen Chiang in Taiwan

Shu Shu House: A Serene Mountain Retreat in Jiufen, Taiwan

Delicate Antique: A Rustic Vintage Shop in Taipei, Taiwan

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