Hong Kong, China
Steelcut Trio 3: Sofa and Soft Cells acoustic panels on walls and ceilings
Melu Acoustic: Meeting room curtains
Kevin Mak / Studio1km
High Society Heartbeat
The Asia headquarters of Tatler, a luxury media company, integrates Kvadrat upholstery, Kvadrat Acoustics solution and acoustic curtain textiles. Completed by COLLECTIVE, an international architecture studio, the new Tatler Asia Headquarters is located in the formerly industrial Wong Chuk Hang neighbourhood on Hong Kong Island.
The Kvadrat textiles at Tatler’s headquarters are in grey and blue nuances that resonate with the sea, sky, and verdant greenery of nearby Bennett’s Hill. They reflect the ash-grey and charcoal palette, which creates sophisticated contrasts with the bright aluminium elements inside and the natural surroundings outside.
In the multifunctional garden area that works as a meeting, dining area, and event space, a 20-metre bench is upholstered in Steelcut Trio. This statement furniture piece winds around a living garden in an undulating form to create seating alcoves.
Upholstered in Steelcut Trio 3, Soft Cells acoustics panels are specified in two different shades. In the meeting rooms, Soft Cells acoustic panels installed on the ceilings are paired with curtains crafted from Kvadrat textile Melu Acoustic. Meanwhile, inside the sound-proof booths, Soft Cells are installed on both ceilings and walls to ensure acoustic privacy.
Betty Ng, founder and director, COLLECTIVE: “In Tatler’s case, due to the nature of their journalistic work, the requirement for spontaneous instrumental encounters and creating a feeling of openness was equally paramount as private workspaces and quiet meeting rooms.”