A new venue is creating a stir in Hong Kong with its stylish approach to showcasing modern art. Founded by hospitality entrepreneurs Alan Lo, Paulo Pong and Yenn Wong as a social hub for the creative community, Duddell’s combines fine dining with a guest-curated programme of art, talks, film screenings and performances. Spread over the third and fourth floors above the Shanghai Tang flagship, the 10,000 sq ft space presented an integration challenge, but London-based Studioilse tackled it with aplomb. They created a sophisticated, earthy palette with oak, bronze, travertine, concrete and mohair velvet. A silver travertine staircase leads from the Cantonese restaurant, run by Michelin-starred chef Siu Hin-chi (previously of The Langham) to a library, lounge, cocktail salon and 2,000 sq ft outdoor terrace. ‘The concept had to be fully integrated to work seamlessly,’ says Crawford. ‘We worked at every level of design, from the concept, interior architecture, furniture, tableware and graphics to the smallest detail - everything you touch, essentially.’