Stepping into the Cheng Chung Design headquarters in the Greater Bay Area of Shenzhen, China, is like stepping into a chic hotel. Located on the 48th floor of a high-rise building, employees and visitors can now take advantage of CCD's new living lab, deemed "A Boundless and Ideal Life Experience Center." The workspace includes a diverse range of areas for focused work and collaborative discussions alike, including a coffee bar and open kitchen, as well as soundproof pods and an amphitheater for events. The experience center also doubles as an exhibition hall, showcasing innovative products and art, which soon will be accessible through a digital platform.
"We wanted to create a working space with the feeling of home while providing a quality social and leisure space for visitors," says Joe Cheng, founder of CCD. "CCD adopted a mix-and-match design approach to create it." To do this, the team opted to integrate traditional Chinese-style furnishings alongside more contemporary pieces, including a modern fireplace and motorcycle seat. The gallery-worthy artwork, which CCD carefully curated and designed, further enriches the space, adding layers to the overall ambience. "We hope to see more and more works by artists here, and art salon activities hosted in the near future," Cheng adds. Though the experience center took more than a year to design, with ongoing refinements still underway, as Cheng says: "Time makes perfect."