Vivienne Tam has made her mark in the world of fashion. Now the New York based designer has a toe-hold in the world of hotels as she designs her first hotel room. Miss Tam actually aspires of converting this toe-hold into a foot-hold by developing her own brand, Vivienne Tam Home some day. We are sure that when that day comes, it will surely be a delight to the eyes. But until then let us take a glimpse of her creative genius at Hotel Icon in Hong Kong. It might not be one of those most expensive hotel suites with gold plated loos and what not, but it sure exudes a sense of luxury. Leonardo da Vinci’s words, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” apply to this hotel suite. Tam has applied her minimalist style to this 861 square feet room.
She uses Western aesthetic and sprinkles it with Oriental influences, especially the vivid colors. The hotel suite is actually inspired by Miss Tam’s New York apartment and includes pieces of furniture similar to the ones in her own home. The Japanese cherry wood table looks classy, while the red sofa by Bouroullec brothers adds fun to the room. She has also accessorized the room with a number of her own art installations as well as certain unique finds like the pink porcelain plaque that she stumbled upon in a Shanghai market.
Her famous character, the ‘Opera Girl’, which she created for her 2011 accessories collection, is used for a Swarovski display in the bedroom. Tam is also working on a piece titles “Flying Clouds”, which will be made out of pieces of cloth. The hotel is actually owned by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where Tam went herself. So when the opportunity presented itself, Tam was more than willing to give back in her own way to her alma mater. Located at Tsim Sha Tsui East, this designer suite is already open to the public.