The rooms at the Puli Hotel in Shangahi have a sophistication that is generated by the fine dark edging defining furniture and wall panels, yet a simple rustication created by the natural and crafted traditional Chinese materials.There is a careful play of fine horizontal lines offset by strong vertical panels, prevalent in all public areas and carried through to the rooms, which is incredibly relaxing, despite its Asian formality.
Dragon scale bronze screens references Chinese Mythology and silk sliding panels allow guests to play with the space, thus personalising it.
Rigorous symmetry references traditional Chinese spatial order with minimal contmporary detailing.
The hierarchy of tone and texture of materials, along with black edging defines all objects and planes within space, making all design decisions seem extremely deliberate and meaningful.
The contemporary design is accentuated with historic touches, with every room includes subtle references to the past, whether it is a vase in the lounge area or the lavabo in the bathrooms.
Images from The Puli Website and Pinterest.
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