Design & Architecture
This exhibition invites Interior Design / Architecture / Art communities, as well as the general public to explore the creative world of spatial designs.
Bean Buro has a reputation for producing cross-cultural designs, fusing French savoir-faire and culture with Asian inspirations. The exhibition will also target the academic design circle in Hong Kong, with an anticipated large turnout from local universities.
With the strong belief that architecture is an emotional and spatial experience, Bean Buro’s methodologies stem from the observation, speculation and analysis of contextual narratives. These narratives, or ‘stories’, generate dynamic exchanges of historical, environmental, cultural and social factors, resulting in highly inventive spatial interventions in the urban environment.
Through Bean Buro’s creative paintings, drawings, sculptural models and photography, the exhibition invites viewers to experience various urban narratives. This is a small and quirky exhibition featuring the works of Bean Buro, led by the French and UK architect duo Lorène Faure & Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui.
The studio is an emerging architecture and interiors practice from London and Paris, led by Lorène Faure and Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui, with a team of international designers to provide architecture, interior, installation, furniture, product and masterplanning design services. The Hong Kong studio was opened in 2013.
The diversity of the practice with its collaborators reinforces a core vision for the practice: to respond to the exchanges of global cultural narratives, incorporating overlapping design disciplines specializing in the social, economic and political production of urban spaces.
The practice has since then produced a string of successful interior architecture projects for luxury residential clients as well as workplace designs for reputable companies such as Cheil, Leo Burnett, Warner Music, and has been awarded Silver Winner in the Asia Pacific Interior Design Award 2015, Runner Up in Architizer A+ Awards 2015, Gold, Silver & Bronze Winner in the A’ Design Awards, and Finalist Winner of the 13th Modern Decoration International Media Award. The studio has a rigorous methodology of exploring spatial narratives through conceptual drawings and models that explore the humanistic aspects of design, and has been featured on Archdaily, Elle Decor and Wallpaper* Magazine.
Born in Paris, Lorène Faure is a fully qualified French DESA (hmonp) architect and UK ARB RIBA architect. She studied under British renowned architect/critic Sir Peter Cook at Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, where she graduated with honours and was shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA President’s Silver Medal. Lorène’s talent in producing inventive drawings has been a key driving force to her workplace and personal exploration in art and architecture. Lorène worked in London between 2008-2013, she was an associate and senior designer for CRAB studio (Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau) and architectural assistant at Yael Reisner studio, before setting up Bean Buro in Hong Kong.
Born in Hong Kong, Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui is half Chinese and half Japanese. He studied at The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL in London, and is a UK ARB and RIBA chartered architect. Kenny has been actively engaged in the British design industry in London between 2003-2013 – He received various prestigious awards as a student, before becoming an assistant at Richard Rogers Partnership, and project architect at Urban Salon Architects to work on award winning projects. Kenny was also a lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture, The Royal College of Art, Oxford Brookes, Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture and London South Bank University. He co-founded Bean Buro in Hong Kong to continue his cross-cultural expertise.
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