When folks over here need to sell off high-end luxury homes, they hire a bevy of well-known designers to dress model units in tailored furnishings and quiet decor. Not so in the People's Republic of China, apparently! A model unit in Guangzhou has just been tackled by Italian designer Alberto Apostoli, who created a space where "classical Italian elements such as columns and statues are mixed with French lacquered wood boiserie and British colonial furniture." Other details include a green-patterned floor, lots of mirrors, and chandeliers. OK, so the whole baroque thing comes through. But isn't a model unit supposed to appeal to potential homeowners with a wide range of tastes?
· Designer-Bedecked Model Apartments [Curbed National]
· Royal Mix of Traditional Styles: The Kingold Demo Apartment in China [Freshome]