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Rattan in Concrete Jungle
by Absence from Island

Xue Lan Xin

Design studio Absence from Island has updated a small flat in Hong Kong into an apartment for a family of three.

Hong Kong is renowned for its cramped living spaces and its concrete jungle. The studio's intention was to create a simple, airy and comfortable place to live, despite the limited space.

The design aims to keep the living room large and plain, while bringing in natural elements to create a relaxed and calm environment.

Rattan, which is a famous product from nearby Guangzhou, was chosen together with wood as the key elements for the living room.


This project has been longlisted in the apartment interior category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Designer: Absence from Island
Project: Rattan in Concrete Jungle

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