Chromatic Spaces

An explosion of colors in Shanghai

24 February 2020

An apartment designed by the Ippolito Fleitz Group in the heart of Shanghai, whose interiors boast vibrant colors, rich textures, and sinuous walls for an energetic yet cozy atmosphere overlooking the skyline of the metropolis.

The 2019/ iF Design Award (Interior Architecture – Residential) Chromatic Spaces apartment was designed by Ippolito Fleitz Group for CEG Schwarzwald, an innovative, forward-thinking and sustainable residential project, offering high-quality living in Shanghai by answering to urban society’s increasing demands on a healthy, calm and relaxing lifestyle.

Surrounded by 20.000 trees, multiple high-rise buildings with premium apartments offer a quality environment for a modern family life in the heart of the megapolis.


Using vibrant color schemes and clear geometries, Ippolito Fleitz Group created spaces characterized by an energetic and stimulant atmosphere which reflect the joy of living and a sense of relaxed generosity.

Upon entering the 250-square-meters apartment, vertical slats, reminiscent of traditional Chinese folding-screens, filter the view of the dining area and skyline background. Instantly, the loft-like atmosphere and breath-taking views capture the visitor’s imagination with a well-balanced spirit of vibrant energy and calm naturalness. 

As the apartment’s center of communication, the kitchen area with its transparent glazing allows for intense cooking free of unpleasant odors. In addition, the open structure and adjacent bar section facilitate interaction between the cook and other family members or guests. 

Throughout the room, pillars and embracing shelves and stowage form sculptural volumes. Soft carpets, classic premium furniture, delicate curtains, reflective glass tables and eye-catching built-ins provide additional zoning, while exciting surfaces and versatile high-quality materials intensify the effect of the strong colors.

Curved elements, found throughout the entire apartment, lend a sense of comfort and coziness to the loft-like layout. Outside the visual field of the entrance, the view of the metropolis dominates the private living area.

Carefully matched color schemes and exciting contrasts recur in the private bedrooms, where curved walls, refined wallpapers in shiny bottle-green and yellow tones and a masterful mix of materials create a premium and cozy atmosphere. Arranged along the façade, the bathrooms offer a fantastic view of the city, thanks to floor-to-ceiling glazing.


Photo: Sui Sicong
© Ippolito Fleitz Group