Hong Tai Building

Lead Designer
Prize(s)2nd Place in Interior Design / Other
Entry Description

This building is located in Xiamen, China, with an area of approximately 24,000 square meters. It is a comprehensive building combining a music hall and an office block. The ground floor is the main entrance of the whole building, while the first and second storeys are the music hall, expressing an integration of enterprise and music art.

A major challenge facing the designer is the poor building structure, creating many difficulties for the interior design. Decorations are used to face such hindrance. The design proposal is to implement musical elements into a modern office block trying to blend the two as one.

As one enters the building entrance, there is a three-dimensional sculpture suspended from the ceiling, catching one’s first sight and attraction. It is a hanging ornament combined with the 5 lines and the musical pipes instruments suspended from a quadrangular ceiling, which is the Theme sculpture of the music hall region, different from typical office lobby. The two spherical sculpture underneath is the enterprise logo, which clearly represents the building and its nature.

Going up the arc shaped staircases, there is the first entrance to the music hall. After passing through a characteristic door arch, one will see different statues holding different musical instruments on both sides of the staircase. The main wall position is marked by the “bass clef” symbol which in fact is the floor for the general audiences. When one steps up the streamlined staircases, there is another main wall marked by the “treble clef”symbol, meaning that one has arrived the floor for the distinguished guests.

The overall design is a fusion of the enterprise's commercial characters together with music art culture, making the two in harmony instead of in opposition.

Bio

Name: Setmund Leung Kam Biu
Job : Professional Interior Designer
Design-Book Author
Column Writer &Part-time Lecturer.
Name: Setmund Leung Kam Biu
Job : Professional Interior Designer
Design-Book Author
Column Writer &Part-time Lecturer.
Name: Setmund Leung Kam Biu
Job : Professional Interior Designer
Design-Book Author
Column Writer &Part-time Lecturer.
Awards:
1) International Award of Red Dot Design Award (Oscar in international design field) ( 2006)
2) Award of Incheon International Design Fair Competition in South Korea (2006)
3) Encouraged Prize of the China Contest for Furniture Design Competition (2006)
4) Bronze Merit of International Commercial Art Design Competition of China (2004)
5) Merit of Hong Kong Modern Kitchen Design Competition (2004)
6) Certificate of Merit(Residential) in the International Design Competition in (2003)
(2 Awards).
7) Bronze Medal of No.5 Bienal De Design De Macau in (2003).
8) "2000 outstanding artists and designers of the 20th century." at the International
Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England in (2000).
9) Certificate of Merit ( Residential ) in the C.S.D. Hong Kong Design Awards in (1999).
10) Asia Pacific Interior Design Honourable Merit Awards (Restaurant/Club Category) in (1996).
11) Certificate of Merit (Residential) in the C.S.D. Hong Kong Design Awards in (1994).
12) Winner of the Interior Design Awards (Commercial Category ) in the I.D.A. (H.K.) in (1993).

Awards and Prize

Setmund Leung Kam Biu is a celebrated and well-known interior designer in the international. His name is become famous and widespread in worldwide that more than 16 countries’ media have been reported his name.

Setmund received numerous awards from different countries, including China, Britain, United States, Germany, Taiwan, South Korea and Russia. His works was displayed permanently at the museum in Germany.
(Note: He may be the first or even the only designer from Hong Kong who gets the awards.)
For example: German Red Dot Design Award (The first designer from Hong Kong who got this award) and S South Korea Incheon International Design Fair Award.
In addition, Setmund gets the awards in consecutive years.
For example: IDA Award for five consecutive years and London International Creative Competition for four consecutive years.

Setmund was also selected as the "Outstanding Artist & Designers of the Century ."

In 2013, Setmund also got the most prestigious award, International Design & Art Achievement Award
Although Setmund does not have the formal academic credentials in design, he works very hard and does innovative work which makes him well known in the world. He was chosen as “2012Hong Kong Spirit Ambassadors” and “2012 Life Warriors ”. He was also nominated as the “ ATV Loving Hearts Campaign 2013”.
Therefore, he is well known as the “Design legend”.
Setmund gets many awards in different field, such as interior design, product, sculpture, furniture, art, concepts and programs, which is diversified.
Some foreign designers & company have plagiarize Setmund’s design.
(a) The first designer in Hong Kong to write special column for 17 years and broke 2 records in Hong Kong.
(b) Setmund designed the “Big Puzzle” in 2012, and around 200 pupils used 568560 small puzzles to make the “Big Puzzle”, which is 147.41 square meter. It broke the Guinness World Records.