Meijing Group by G-Art Design International: 2018 Best of Year Winner for Small Corporate Office Project
Design director Huang Quan and his Shanghai firm G-Art Design International have seen their star on the rise ever since a trio of offices he and his team conceived were used as sets for popular Chinese TV dramas. The studio’s latest project, for real estate developer Meijing Group in Zhenzhou, a repeat client, is screen-worthy, too: Its luxurious 2,200 square feet look more chic town house than corporate workplace.
Huang’s tone-on-tone scheme of pale and dark grays fosters an atmosphere of calm across the three stories. “Our aim was for employees and visitors to feel cozy when they’re here,” he explains. His firm collaborated with artisans for one-of-a-kind elements. Reception, for example, is governed by a stately custom desk of Italian marble topped with brushed stainless steel. It’s backed by a textured acrylic partition surfaced with a grid of translucent white dots. Overhead, a bespoke branching chandelier, Alexander Calder–esque in appearance, gently sways in the double-height space. Meanwhile, LED strips showcase the curved, translucent glass panels enclosing a meeting room. Another meeting room exudes resimercial, with its upholstered furniture, glamorous lighting, and plush carpet. It’s an apt precursor to Huang’s next project, the Chedi Ninghai hotel.
Project Team: Yann Brossier; Daphna Glaubert;
Mickaël Gouret; Henry Gagnaire.