Royal Mix of Traditional Styles: The Kingold Demo Apartment in China

Royal Mix of Traditional Styles: The Kingold Demo Apartment in China

Alberto Apostoli from Verona, Italy designed an intriguing looking apartment in Guangzhou (China).  Here is the project description we received from the architect: “Kingold Demo apartment was designed for a Chinese real estate company planning to built a residence in Guangzhou (China). The Client researched a project for a sample apartment where the neoclassic Italian style faded with a more international architectural concept, especially French and Anglo-Saxon. Italian architect Alberto Apostoli was the right person to realize this project thanks to his worldwide experiences. In this project, classical Italian elements such as columns and statues are mixed with French lacquered wood boiserie and British colonial furniture. Clean lines, symmetry and geometric forms are fused with frivolous baroque details and decorations like the pompous curtains and the luxury chandeliers. The geometric design of the (Italian) marble floor was inspired by the classic style but instead of “chiaroscuro” its colors are pastel green.The space for these quality furniture pieces and materials needed also to be refined, resplendent and very bright, so architect Apostoli create big windows and added many mirrors in every room, playing with the effects of light and perspective.”


  • kari March 25, 2011 at 14:21 PMLogin to Reply →

    I’m not saying it is ugly I just think this decor doesn’t enhance architectural strength of this lovely apartment and most of beautiful items looks just misplaced.
    For me it isn’t eclectic mix of two styles it is just a mismatch.

  • erika March 28, 2011 at 21:52 PMLogin to Reply →

    It does not look like a place with harmony, some objects are beautiful but with a wrong location, sorry , not my style

  • Edward April 2, 2011 at 08:00 AMLogin to Reply →

    This has got to be the ugliest, most gaudy and tacky garbage I have ever seen. I pity the poor Chinese folks who buy this fecal architecture thinking they are getting European design.