Shandu is a booming Chinese city located near the city of Shenzhen, in the south of the country. It is here that the complex of four villas redesigned by FMG Shapes with high-end materials has been installed. A project masterfully managed by the company from Italy…
An interpreter of Italian luxury in the field of marble and stone materials of great prestige, the company FMG Shapes has its roots in the ancient marble tradition present in the Italian valleys of the Vicentino. Over the years, she has become the ideal partner for very complex and luxurious personalized projects.
The main villa is part of a complex of four buildings, including one for the owner's son and two for his grandchildren. The works of the two main villas were managed directly from Italy, while the other two were mainly carried out in China.
The main residence covers an area of 2500 m2, covered with prestigious materials, filled with decorative objects and structured on six levels. A large spiral staircase climbs to all levels, from the ground floor to the sixth floor, and is imbued with all the decorative elements that make up traditional Chinese culture with the presence, in particular, of devotional altars.
The prestigious materials chosen by FMG Shapes have been used exclusively for the interior finishes and have been chosen taking inspiration from the colors of the classic Chinese tradition, white and light blue. The references to Chinese culture are strong and, as a chromatic homage to this world and its traditions, extensive use is made of white marbles from Carrara and Greece, light blue stones from Bolivia and Brazil.
The Calacatta marble that dresses the rooms comes from Italy, the classic Venus White and Bianco Sivec from Greece and Macedonia, the Bolivian Sodalite and the Azul Macauba from Brazil…
Different shades and tones of blue have been favored in order to achieve an accentuated chromatic exaltation and a game of precious inlays, to obtain the typical effects of the Chinese tradition, also through exciting contrasts with gold and Siena yellow .
In addition, this project gave priority to the representation of floral decorations. If very very often, in classical Chinese culture, human figures and epic moments are represented, here, the figurative and the non-commemorative are privileged; the patterns are truly stylized, with precise references to one of the greatest Chinese decorative traditions, that of Ming period vases.