As the architect behind major luxury hotels like The Upper House in Hong Kong, Villa La Coste in Provence, Singapore’s Fullerton Bay Hotel, and the Opus Suite at the Berkeley London, André Fu has become one of the world’s most sought-after designers.
Brought up in the East and educated in Europe, Fu founded his design studio AFSO in 2000 to create distinctive projects for select clients, and AFSO is now recognized for its work in sensuous, unique hospitality venues. With its head office in Hong Kong, the studio lists clients such as the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Shangri-la Hotels, Swire Hotels, Capella Hotels, Park Hyatt Hotels and The Berkeley Hotel. Fu has also worked with fashion company Cos, luxury retailer Louis Vuitton, Lane Crawford and gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin. In 2016 he launched AFL, a lifestyle brand with a select retail platform offering products to a global audience that appreciate Fu’s curated world of relaxed luxury.
AFSO's distinctive 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. It has applied its vision of design to the fundamental qualities of space, proportion, light and lush materials. Its emotional spaces are created to inspire and indulge. Drawing from historical references, AFSO reinterprets traditional ideas using André Fu’s unique and playful interpretation.
The studio is currently working on a number of projects, including Bangkok's Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the Kerry Hotel in Hong Kong and the Andaz in Singapore.