Yuexing Universal Commercial CentreShanghai, China
Inspired by its external appearance, the internal fit-out of this 39-storey Grade A office tower in Shanghai takes its design cues from the Art Deco age. Luxurious marbles, sleek metals, rich veneers and facetted glass, combined with soft fabrics in richly syncopated patterns were used to create elegantly imposing lobbies and public areas. Carefully selected furniture and artwork provide accents which are enhanced by the richly modulated lighting scheme. Visitors can revel in spaces that meet the needs of today, but are also grand, luxurious and redolent of another age.