London-based Ilse Crawford has added her second project to Hong Kong’s designscape. Duddell’s is described as neither a museum nor a gallery; visitors are meant to feel as if they’re entering the eclectic home of an art collector.
The project is conceived as a concept venue – a cultural and social destination for the Asian city. The venue’s exhibition programme includes international modern and contemporary art, much of which is on loan from private collectors.
Despite the grandeur concept – which includes an in-house Michelin-starred chef and a salon serving artisanal cocktails and vintage champagne – Crawford opted for a humanistic approach to the design. The interior is therefore reminiscent of a comfortable lounge room – a rarity in a city like Hong Kong where personal space is a luxury.