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Home away from home: cosy and comfortable school designs to improve learning and wellbeing

Good design isn’t a privilege only for the art and design sector or those who can afford it. Innovative, aesthetic and functional design should be enjoyed by everyone. Where better to start promoting this spirit of good design than in schools, a place where many will spend their formative years.

Clifton Leung Design Workshop has been active in promoting good design among students for many years. The design firm even worked on a makeover project for a local secondary school to help improve its students’ learning and wellbeing.

Known for its focus on innovation and learning beyond classrooms, CCC Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School got in touch with Clifton a few years back when it decided to rejuvenate several spaces to inspire its students. While the public school, which is located in Tuen Mun, had a limited budget, Clifton was able to tap into his imagination to find cost-friendly ways to revamp the school.

One of the main features of the project is the Clifton Learning Commons, a room designed to support students’ after-school learning. In the space, students can revise their schoolwork, explore other interests and forms of learning, and also engage in discussions with other schoolmates. There is also a teacher on site to provide help when needed. In order to create a space that inspires students and one that they actually want to visit, Clifton came up with the idea of a more relaxed environment in the school setting. To do so, he focused on bringing the outdoors in.

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Taking advantage of the large windows, which allowed a lot of natural light in, he introduced many green features. These include an artificial grass carpet running across the room, potted plants and a lot of recycled wood. While the carpet is made of artificial grass, it has the texture of real grass, making it both hygienic and comfortable for students to sit on or lie down. This creates a relaxed mood where students can freely exchange ideas. For the partitions and decoration, Clifton recycled wooden pellets, which gave the space a rustic feel.

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To create a cosy atmosphere, Clifton transformed a mattress into a comfortable sofa and provided an unconventional form of seating with tyres. These tyres can function as both tables and chairs, and can be moved around easily so students can gather in groups of different sizes for discussions or be on their own to do some individual work.

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Another highlight of the school project is the CL3 05 Learning Support Centre, a multi-purpose room for meetings and functions. It also serves as a homely environment where students can pick up skills for daily tasks, such as making breakfast and coffee.

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In designing this room, Clifton focused on acquiring and upcycling many pre-loved items. Not only is this cost-friendly, it also sets a good example for students to treat items and the environment with respect. Various Coca Cola plastic carriers have been transformed chairs, which can be moved around easily with their wheels. Meanwhile, wine storage boxes were assembled into a one-of-a-kind display shelf. Clifton also wanted to create an eclectic mood for this room, reflecting the different personalities of students and staff who may enter. He did so by contrasting the rustic mood of the room with an antique Chinese table. The table was then juxtaposed against a simple but custom-made display piece containing the school’s initial made with cork boards and CDs.

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“Working within your budget can be tricky when it comes to school projects, but this doesn’t mean we can’t create a good design without good budget. In fact, having this ‘disadvantage’ promotes more creativity. It also serves as a precious lesson for students to appreciate our environment more,” says Clifton.


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Taikoo Shing Flat Design | The Standard | April 2020

Usually, when one steps into a unit, he or she will notice the center of the living room. The original wall, which had a sharp edge, appeared cold and rigid. This new curved brick wall creates a sense of comfort and a welcoming atmosphere. The simple white wall also allows the sleek Bang & Olufsen Beovision Horizon TV with wheel stand in front of it to stand out.

This minimalist aesthetic is also seen in the Kartell Componibili storage unit in the dining room. The wooden unit gives the apartment a sleek Scandinavian feel, while the use of indirect light and the placement of a painting in the center allow the home to feel more spacious despite the use of several large storage units.

Complementing the design are stand-out funiture, such as an Innermost Origami table, Knoll Bertoia Wire Chair, Magis Deja-vu Chair by Naoto Fukusawa and Kartell La Marie chair by Phillippe Starck.

Warm, concealed lighting is also used to great effect. "We spent a lot of time thinking about the lighting of the unit, and hope the effect can create a different feeling during the day and at night," said Leung.

Lighting was not a problem in the master bedroom, which had two large windows allowing natural light to enter. But it presented a different challenge: an awkward corner which made it tricky to maximize space. But by cunningly turning it into a walk-in wardrobe, Leung increased storage space and freed the bedroom for eye-catching furniture pieces, such as a Fritz Hansen Ant chair by Arne Jacobsen and a Bang & Olufsen Beloit 17 speaker.

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Studio Flat Design | Squarefoot Magazine | June 2020

This 350-square-feet flat in Cullinan West originally comprised of a kitchen-slash-living-area, a bedroom and a bathroom with a narrow corridor leading to its The first order of business was knocking down the wall between the bedroom and living areas to open up the space and to allow natural light to flow through the apartment better. In place of the wall, we installed custom-made sliding wooden doors do that the client could easily close off her bedroom and bathroom, meanwhile, were separated by a curtain.

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Scandinavian Home Design | Shanghai Daily | March 2020

The interior style of this flat at Woodland Gardens has a minimal approach. Unadorned pale wood is the central feature of the interior, with wide-plank flooring and laminated wood cabinets in the living area that seamlessly wrap around curved corners and through into the bedroom.

With a thoughtful use of lighting and carefully curated furniture, the apartment, with unsightly columns and beams, is transformed into a cozy Scandinavian home with a Japanese touch.

The Japanese-style living room, which oozes Zen, with a faux fur carpet and Nordic furniture selection. The minimalist backdrop and soothing natural colors are complemented by the bubble-gum pink-colored Fritz Hansen sofa with rounded corners.

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The Art of Curves | Shanghai Daily | Aug 2020

We have integrated a lot of lines, such as a white curved brick wall and a wooden storage unit near the entrance with curved edges in the living room of this apartment in Taikoo Shing.

Usually, when one steps into a unit, he or she will notice the center of the living room. The original wall, which has a sharp edge, appeared colder and more rigid. We have created this new curved brick wall creates a sense of comfort and a welcoming atmosphere.

The simple white wall also allows the sleek B&O Beovision Horizon TV, with wheel stand placed in front of it, to stand out.

The minimalist aesthetic is also showcased in the Kartell Componibili storage unit in the dining room.

The unit, which is made of wood, gives the apartment a sleek Scandinavian feel. The use of indirect light and the placement of a painting in the center add to the apartment’s warm mood and make the home feel more spacious, despite the use of several large storage units.

The simple yet classic design of the dining room is complemented by several stunning pieces, including an Innermost Origami table, Knoll Bertoia Wire Chair, Magis Deja-vu Chair designed by Naoto Fukusawa and a Kartell La Marie chair designed by Philippe Starck.

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Institutional Space Design | Parenting Headline | Feb 2020

CL3 05 – a fresh start in 2019 with a blue door that makes you wonder it is behind! This new activity heaven with warm, welcoming mood lighting is a getaway from the everyday school environment.

Divided by a stylish sail, CL3 05 features two very different seating areas, yet both features creative upcycling furniture, for example wine wooden box bookcase and floating ladder bookshelves.  Accompanied with retro-style light bulbs, lovely animal cushions and carpet flooring, it embodies a relaxing café ambience.

Across the seating area is an industrial-style kitchen featuring cooking accessories placed on big shelves along the window facilitating the school’s famous “Ms Chan Breakfast Meeting”. Besides, the coffee corner came handy by the entrance for welcoming drinks.

This newly designed Learning Support Centre is also equipped with modern conference tables and chairs – for multi-purpose use from staff meeting, group activities to seminars.

CL3 05 Learning Support Centre in TLLF, design and curated by Clifton Leung Design Workshop.

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Taikoo Shing Flat Design | Interior Beaute | April 2020

Usually, when one steps into a unit, he or she will notice the center of the living room. The original wall, which had a sharp edge, appeared cold and rigid. This new curved brick wall creates a sense of comfort and a welcoming atmosphere. The simple white wall also allows the sleek Bang & Olufsen Beovision Horizon TV with wheel stand in front of it to stand out.

This minimalist aesthetic is also seen in the Kartell Componibili storage unit in the dining room. The wooden unit gives the apartment a sleek Scandinavian feel, while the use of indirect light and the placement of a painting in the center allow the home to feel more spacious despite the use of several large storage units.

Complementing the design are stand-out funiture, such as an Innermost Origami table, Knoll Bertoia Wire Chair, Magis Deja-vu Chair by Naoto Fukusawa and Kartell La Marie chair by Phillippe Starck.

Warm, concealed lighting is also used to great effect. "We spent a lot of time thinking about the lighting of the unit, and hope the effect can create a different feeling during the day and at night," said Leung.

Lighting was not a problem in the master bedroom, which had two large windows allowing natural light to enter. But it presented a different challenge: an awkward corner which made it tricky to maximize space. But by cunningly turning it into a walk-in wardrobe, Leung increased storage space and freed the bedroom for eye-catching furniture pieces, such as a Fritz Hansen Ant chair by Arne Jacobsen and a Bang & Olufsen Beloit 17 speaker.

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Minimal House Design | HKET Luxe Living | Dec 2019

Proverb has it: there is no place like home. With this in mind, designer Clifton Leung took the creative reins in transforming The Lake Dragon rooftop duplex in Guangzhou China for a fashion guru who is always on the go. To create a sophisticated and elegant home which also showcases the busy homeowner’s extraordinary taste, Leung ingeniously matched traditional Chinese Siheyuan concepts with European luxury premium furniture.

The 15,000-square-foot duplex, with its rooftop and basement, has ample space to spare. Grand is the perfect word to describe the double-height living area. Leung substituted a section of the hallway wall with clear glass to help spread natural light throughout the living space, keeping the family close to nature’s heart by permitting an uninterrupted view of the garden. The designer also built a network of wooden walkways in the garden to give members of the family easy access to different areas within the property, creating an intrinsic link between the various rooms.

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New Trend in Office Design| Cobo Social | Sept 2020

The ongoing trend to work from home, whether for two days out of the week or five, will likely have an impact on workplace design. Designers share their thoughts on the new trend, how it can bring about change in the layout, choice of materials, lighting and more.
“A lot of offices are designed to be open plan and I think that will be here to stay, but with partitions and more space between the desks. That will help people feel better,” says Clifton Leung, the founder of Hong Kong-based interior design firm Clifton Leung Design Workshop. “And the partitions will be made from materials that will be easy to clean and disinfect. Nothing that is porous.”
Whether we work from home or at the office, the workload remains the same. Spending long hours at work is normal and Leung hopes that increasingly offices will move away from the standard, cookie cutter looks featuring a monotone colour palette and practical furniture—an uninspiring look that is not conducive to productivity or creativity. “Especially the standard fixture of installing a false ceiling and fluorescent lighting, which isn’t a cheaper option anyway,” says Leung.

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Make it Happen: MAXI 2 Charity Book Launch

Make it HAPPEN: MAXI 2 Charity Book Launch took place at Miele Private Lounge on May 26, 2014.  All funds raised from the launch has been contributed to Food Angel and IDEAL, to fight against hunger and prejudice towards the intellectually disabled.  The amount of the iMAXI 2 charity book sales campaign in Jun has been reached in total amount of HK$160,000 to provide rice for 165,467 lunch boxes and offer 533 counseling hours for IDEAL members.” The event was kicked off with a star-studded tiramisu-making demo., joined by celebrity guests including Mr. Michael Wong, Mr. Brandon Chow, Miss Cissy Wang, Miss Judy Yu and Mrs. Nina Lam.  While an intimate cocktail took place in the evening, supported by our valuable clients and business affiliates.

 

Our heartiest thanks are due to the sponsors, donors and helpers in making Clifton’s iMaxi2 charity book launch a huge success.


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Inside Out Charity Book Launch

Over 80 guests gathered to celebrate the launch of Clifton’s new book “INSIDE OUT – Celebrating 15 Years of Retail Design” on April 25, 2013. With the generous support of VIP clients and business affiliates, the event successfully raised HK$88,000 for Room to Read to establish two libraries in Asia, in the fight against illiteracy and poverty.

 

A hearty thanks to all those who joined us, the event would not have been such a huge success without your presence!  We wish everyone had a great time.


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IDEAL Spring Blossom Gala Dinner

A blossom of kindness in spring to raise fund for children with intellectual disabilities – Clifton is thrilled to offer pro-bono space design works in support of the charity organization IDEAL, for the fund-raising event held at the Holiday Inn Golden Mile hotel on April 10, 2014. With the generous donations from the guests, the event aimed at raising funds for the organization, to support the children with intellectual disabilities.


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SCHSA Night of Sparkling Silver Charity Dinner

Clifton is thrilled to offer creative space design works in support of Senior Citizen Home Safety Association, for the fund-raising event “NIGHT OF SPARKLING SILVER” Charity Dinner held at the HKCEC on 26 Jan.

 

In the auction session of the night, the one-of-a-kind “DC-3 Aero Bar” designed and donated by Clifton was bided by Ir. Albert J. Cheng, who is a big fan of DC-3! With the generous donations from the guests, the event aimed at raising funds for the organization, to support the elderlies in need.

 

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Inspired by Cathay Pacific DC-3 in 1946 which was now a permanent display in the HK Science Museum, this unique “DC-3 Aero Bar” is a creative project crossover between Clifton Leung Design Workshop and a commercial aviation meal cart with a wing tip table. To complete the experience with a pair of matching DC-3 style bar stool, now aero experience could happen anytime, anywhere!


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IDEAL Mother's Day Charity Walkathon

CLDW staff got a meaningful weekend! We have been to the IDEAL Walkathon 2015 and raised over HK$12,000 for people with intellectual disabilities. With the spirit of “Give and Take”, we feel happy that we can help to raise fund and arise people’s awareness on the needs of people with intellectual disabilities but also got deeper reflection of how we can help people in need in this society.


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Cathay Ball Silent Auction

It is Clifton’s great honour to support the Cathay Ball with his latest design collection. Clifton Leung X LeSportsac Collection, the latest Hong Kong AIR Artist In Residence collection by Clifton Leung, is the New York brand – LeSportsac's first crossover collection as an extension of the store design, with the product serving as an exhibition-on-the-go. Clifton drew inspiration from an imaginary city, where creativity knows no bounds, by infusing his signature narrative for minimalism, whilst staying true to LeSportsac’s classic styles.


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The ONE X YONE Charity Art Exhibition HK

The ONE X YONE Charity Art Exhibition HK: Honoured and happy to be the space designer for this meaningful exhibition! Through the showcase of Yone’s “the other side” photographic and painting artwork of 15 influential Hong Kong female professionals, the exhibition held by 4artsmedia aims to capture and promote modern women’s power, beauty and soul.

Exhibition period: 24 May – 2 June

Venue: The One


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Project Dream: Magic Fun

Started in 2012 by Clifton, the Project Dream Programme has been helping needy students in realizing their dreams. Tik is one of the most motivating and inspiring students Clifton has supported. Tik is being diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, causing him to have involuntary repetitive movements and vocalizations. However, this doesn’t stop him from pursuing his dream – being a circus clown. With Clifton’s support and encouragement, he has built up his confidence performing as a clown.

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Project Dream: Reaching New Heights

“Despite the difficulties Ching Fung faced, he has the endurance and determination to surpass himself for greater achievements.” We are delighted to have supported Ching Fung by the Project Dream funding! Hope to share more meaningful stories to you all!

 

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Running Oi Man Charity Race

Thank you Senior Citizen Home Safety Association for the invitation! It was so much fun! CLDW has scooped up 3 awards at the charity event!

 

Silver Award for the Running Oi Man Charity Race Running Oi Man 慈善賽跑銀奬

 

The Best Philanthropist Award  慈善家大奬

 

Best Costume Design Award 最佳造型獎

 

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Clifton Learning Commons

Classroom environment of your dreams! We are delighted to contribute to a fun study environment for Tam Lee Lai Fun Memorial Secondary School with our design!

 


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Minimal Living | HKEJ | Nov 2019

Tucked away atop of the Victoria Peak behind Hong Kong's unrelenting hustle and bustle, the residences found along Old Peak Road have been known to offer an oasis just within reach of the city. Set at the western point of Hong Kong Island, this panoramic neighbourhood boasts beautiful views over the town, hiking trails galore, and some of the city's priciest homes. Given its regarded status, it's of little surprise that those who live atop of The Peak chose to renovate rather than relocate as the years go by.

Having worked with Clifton Leung Design Workshop, ten years prior, the homeowner of the Dynasty Court Residence believed it to be time for his 1,794sq.ft three-bedroom apartment to be given a complete and total facelift. Built back in the '90s, the residence had been updated once before through Leung's services, but with a new chapter of retirement drawing nearer, the desire for a modern touch presented itself once again – this time with inspiration from Scandinavian interiors.

 


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Modern Twist on Beauty | SCMP | Aug 2012

Oriental design elements could work magic to give a modern and aesthetic twist to a home. The awe inspiring fusion of East and West inevitably brings an accent of the beautiful past and cultural richness of the orient into the home interiors.


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Making use of wasted space in front of a bay window on the fourth-floor landing, next to the girls’ shared bathroom, we installed a sink designed for two, with twin taps, mirrors and drawers. 


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Organised Storage | SCMP| Jul 2015

Wardrobes are a luxury for most Hongkongers and, even when they do exist, are usually barely adequate. Designer Clifton Leung effectively doubled the space of the small walk-in closet in his own Mid-Levels home by ultilising the floor. His custom-designed series of three deep steps with lift-up plywood lids provides handy storage for shoes, bags and out-of-season clothes, while also giving access to the high, hard-to-reach shelving at the back of the closet. He added a foot-operated light switch to illuminate the closet right to its depths, and an LED strip on the first step for effect. Clifton says of his storage solution, which works well because it is so accessible.


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Home Space for Work | SCMP | Aug 2011

Using kitchens to do double duty as work spaces is not a new idea, but to get it right you should be clever about it. Clifton achieved this in a Robinson Road project featuring a multifunctional kitchen countertop. He made the counter long and wide, with divided shelves underneath providing the “demarcation line”. On the kitchen side, this provided storage for cooking utensils, while facing the living room there is space for flower arrangement kit, which is always on hand and easy to stow away. By turning the space into an open kitchen, which could be enclosed by a sliding glass across the counter-top, the small kitchen becomes a more airy and spacious working area visually.


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Tricks for a Quick Sale | SCMP | Jun 2009

Sellers on a tight budget could brighten a property and maximise its appeal by putting in feature lights, said Clifton Leung, president of the Clifton Leung Design Workshop. Applying a fresh coat of paint and replacing anything old or broken should be a priority. Cleaning windows also makes properties look attractive and bright. Heavy curtains should be taken down and sheer curtains put in their place, while replacing old bulbs with new or higher-voltage bulbs is an easy improvement to make. Finish with a good clean – that’s a minimal cost but can do the magic.


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Making use of an area that caved in, originally tricky to make the best use of space, we turned this disadvantage into a benefit by using it for a walk-in wardrobe.


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Merry X'mas 2019

Dear friends,

 

✨From the team of CLDW,
we wish you and your family a wonderful holiday
and a magical year ahead!✨

CLDW Happy Holidays 2020

 


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HKJC JUMP Café – Shatin Racecourse

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Jump Restaurant

With the client wanting to appeal to young rookies, Clifton opted against a standard high-end restaurant—often found at racecourses—but instead a trendy, state-of-the-art café in a 26,000-square-foot space. Upon hearing the client’s brief, Clifton realized there was no better way to bring out this spirit than through a Hollywood-inspired design in a racecourse, which is lively and vibrant.

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Best Leisure Interior Hong Kong, Asia Pacific Property Awards 2018/19

The International Property Awards is the largest competition of its type in the world since 1995. Participants are judged by a highly experienced team of professionals of over 100 members who cover the whole range of property disciplines. The awards are given for the quality of design, construction and presentation of individual properties and property development, interiors, architecture and marketing – which ultimately determine the world’s finest property, architectural and interior design companies.


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Marina Cove

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Making use of wasted space in front of a bay window on the fourth-floor landing, next to the girls’ shared bathroom, we installed a sink designed for two, with twin taps, mirrors and drawers.


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The majority of pieces were selected and sourced by Clifton, from brands such as Scandinavian classics HAY and Fritz Hansen to sculptural lighting purveyor Flos and the stylish Studioilse.


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Mirrors at Home | The Standard | Nov 2019

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fairest home of all? Mirrors don't just add a decorative touch to an interior, they also make a space feel brighter and larger. Award-winning interior designer Clifton Leung, whose clients range from well-heeled individuals to lavish shops and hotels, shared some creative ways to use mirrors from his many projects.

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Modern Home Design | Gafencu | Nov 2019

It is within this coveted address that a family of three recently found their home. Taking possession of a spacious 2,969 sq.ft-net flat within The Masterpiece, they passed the responsibility of redesigning their beloved new home into the more than-capable hands of designer Clifton Leung, founder of the eponymous, award-winning Clifton Leung Design Workshop. Explaining his approach, Leung says: “It’s not just about white walls – you have to bring your own favourite works of art, your cherished belongings, your much-loved sofa, your music… You have to transform it through your own very individual presence. Above all, a home should have its own character, and that character should reflect the unique personalities and interests of its residents.

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Learning Support Centre Design | Parenting Headline | Nov 2019

Clifton is keen to create people-oriented design while the school supports student-centered approach. The mutual values encouraged Clifton to support the design and development of the new CL3 05 Learning Support Centre, a relaxing getaway from the boring school environment!

 

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Nautical Home Away from Home | Shanghai Daily | Oct 2019

The accommodation in the 186-square-meter split-level house in Marina Cove, Sai Kung is arranged over six and a half floors. With so many levels to play with, the central staircase became a key element of the new look. Out went the narrow stairs and metal balustrades and in came a single slim-line balustrade with wooden handrails.

On each level of the house, Clifton maximized the size of the windows, to bring in more natural light, and installed fuss-free white blinds to keep the look clean. Just as neat is the cove lighting, aided by accent lamps and downlights.

Outside, Clifton installed a series of large and small steps leading from the terrace to the private floating dock at the edge of the marina. Now it is a more interesting use of the space. It’s a gathering place for family and their friends, somewhere the kids can have picnics.

But it’s the large kitchen-diner that is the heart of the home. By moving the helpers’ quarters to the ground-floor lobby, Clifton was able to reclaim the space for a “dirty kitchen” behind an opaque grey glass sliding door, which contains cooking smells and hides the washing up.

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1O1O Flagship Store – Central

The design of the 1010 retail space in the heart of Central, Hong Kong is inspired by the golden era of travel, where customers can embark on a unique and privileged 1010 ‘Grand Voyage’. A diverse array of the latest mobile devices and gadgets are displayed within a unique ambience, a world away from the bustling streets outside.

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Scandinavian haven set in urban Hong Kong abode

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“I generally like to use features and seating areas at different heights so you can view the home from different vantage points,” says Clifton “But for this project, we made things especially low for the dog, with steps up to the bed and dog flaps in the internal sliding doors.”


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Unkies Café by Shanghai K Charitable Foundation – Shanghai

Unkies Café by Shanghai K Charitable Foundation – Shanghai

The design idea of the cafe was incubated from the location and Shanghai K Charitable Fund’s mission to provide disadvantaged youths with vocational, technical and life skills to empower them to lead self-sustaining lives and continue back to their communities. The cafe is full of stylish elements – the rustiC entrance with al fresco dining around the cafe gives you an outdoor feel, modern vintage Greek marble floor design with a unique custom pattern, 60’s furniture all around the cafe and marble table gives you a strong heritage feeling.


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LeSportsac Retail Store – Yoho Mall, Yuen Long

LeSportsac Retail Store – Yoho Mall, Yuen Long

When designing the new shop concept, creating a unique customer experience was Clifton’s priority. The special RGB lighting system features colour-changing technology that emanates vibrant hues. The illuminations are customized to enhance different LeSportsac pattern designs and seasons throughout the year, bringing new vibes to the shop year-round.


CL3 05 Learning Support Centre

CL3 05 Learning Support Centre

CL3 05 – a fresh start in 2019 with a blue door that makes you wonder it is behind! This new activity heaven with warm, welcoming mood lighting is a getaway from the everyday school environment.

 

Divided by a stylish sail, CL3 05 features two very different seating areas, yet both features creative upcycling furniture, for example wine wooden box bookcase and floating ladder bookshelves.  Accompanied with retro-style light bulbs, lovely animal cushions and carpet flooring, it embodies a relaxing café ambience.

 

Across the seating area is an industrial-style kitchen featuring cooking accessories placed on big shelves along the window facilitating the school’s famous “Ms Chan Breakfast Meeting”. Besides, the coffee corner came handy by the entrance for welcoming drinks.

 

This newly designed Learning Support Centre is also equipped with modern conference tables and chairs – for multi-purpose use from staff meeting, group activities to seminars.

 

CL3 05 Learning Support Centre in TLLF, design and curated by Clifton Leung Design Workshop.


Chattel Prod SCMP Jan 2010 cover

Chattel Prod | SCMP | Jan 2010

“Designer sees the bigger picture – they give you the space, but it’s up to you how you use it,” says Clifton Leung of Clifton Leung Design Workshop. He has a number of DIY “tips for better living”. Most can be done by amateurs and on a limited budget. He says there are lots of simple cosmetic add-ons we can easily do to enhance our homes. In this home at Leon Court, taking an antique Chinese screen out of its frame and “floating” the panels on a glass wall is a striking new way of dividing a space; bamboo can be used decoratively or to hide ugly items such as air conditioning units.

Chattel Prod SCMP Jan 2010


Casting the Net Wide SCMP May 2011 cover

Casting the Net Wide | SCMP Post Magazine | May 2011

Buying furniture online took the hassle out of creating a stylish yet practical family home. With interior designer Clifton Leung, the pair chose simple but stylish modern furniture in colours that would set the tone for their spare but stylish flat at Baguio Villa: a palette of black, white and grey affords a calming backdrop to vibrant accessories. At Clifton’s suggestion, the boys’ rooms – which face each other – were opened to make the most of the corridor that bisects them. This gives them more space to play. The boys can also entertain themselves in a small room off the kitchen that was originally storage space.

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