The Berkeley Hotel unveils ‘Opus’, one of London’s most luxurious suites
Designed by world-renowned interiors architect André Fu, the new OPUS Suite at The Berkeley Hotel in London covers 278 sq. m / 2992 sq. ft and commands panoramic views of Hyde Park and Knightsbridge. The Suite has been executed using the finest raw materials at state of the art finishes standard, with an utmost attention to details.
Its configuration includes a spacious living salon, fully fitted kitchen by Poggenpohl and dining room (seating 10), a lavish master bedroom complete with a stunning bamboo finish dressing room and a 300 square feet solid marble bathroom, with a magnificent free-standing bath-tub (a ‘piece de resistence’, carved out of one single marble piece). The Opus Suite also impresses with a fully working eco-smart fireplace and a collection of bespoke handmade furnishings in hand-hammered bronze finish.
Born in Hong Kong, André Fu, left for education in the United Kingdom at the age of 14. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2000 and founded AFSO in the same year to create distinct projects. In 2004, he returned to Hong Kong and his boutique design studio has since created a series of internationally-recognized works in sensuous and unique projects.
Fu’s approach to interior architecture combines the rigorous pursuit of new Asian sensitivities, with clarity in space planning and keen attention to details of everyday life. His studio AFSO has applied its vision of design to the fundamental qualities of space, proportion, light and lush materials. Fu’s emotional spaces are created to inspire and indulge.
Notable commissions include the Upper House Hotel in Hong Kong, the Fullerton Bay Hotel at Singapore’s waterfront, Piacere Italian Restaurant at Shangri-la Hotel Tokyo and Capella Singapore’s signature Cassia Restaurant. Subsequent projects have spanned a wide range of scales and typologies, from Lane Crawford Store’s Shoe Library – one of the biggest shoe boutiques in the World.