2021 WIN Awards entry: Grand Banks - Chris Shao Studio

Copy taken from 2021 entry
09 Jun 2021

Grand Banks by Chris Shao Studio is an entry in the Bars and clubs category of the 2021 WIN Awards

To redefine the glory of this historic British Neoclassical architecture, to recapture the elegance of its grace, to reform the sharpness of its demeanor. Chris Shao Studio was blessed to be the pursuer of these tasks.

The building needs to inherit the heritage from its original owner Brunner Mond (UK) Limited, one of the most powerful chemical industry empires in modern history. This time, we boned the space with a profound English green, accessorize it with gypsum cornice lining and a set of hale-toned wood surfaces.

Then, dressed it with Chinoiserie and Rococo style wall-covering, coated it with Houndstooth and other broad textured fabric. Like a sharp-dressed gentleman freshly steps out from a tailor’s.

The detailing of the hard decoration speaks the same language. Bronze emerges from the surface of steady wood and the edges of solid marble. These cufflinks and tie bar give a progressive modern touch of balance to this space.

On the soft decoration part, new sets of Postmodern furniture that has simple, geometric silhouette starts to dance with the classical aesthetics interior. The chemical reaction between the Neoclassical and Postmodern reveals striking differences and artistic harmony simultaneously.

And here it is, the Grand Banks. A dawn blossom plucked at dusk, an old tale composed to a new song.

All the information about how to enter the 2021 WIN Awards is here.  

We are very happy to offer support so please don’t hesitate to email Shakira Browne, Senior Event Manager with any questions at shakira.browne@haymarket.com.  

Last year more than 40 countries took part in the WIN Awards with strong showings from Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. And we saw some truly outstanding interior designs, take a look at the winners from last year here.

Key Facts

WIN Awards
Chris Shao Studios
2021 Entry
Bars and clubs

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