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A nod to two distinct cultures, Hong Kong architect and designer Steve Leung’s Ying series of doors for Italy’s Lualdi celebrates the hospitable nature and renowned craftsmanship of the Mediterranean country and China’s ancient woodworking techniques and colour symbolism. 

Referring to the Chinese word for “welcome,” Ying consists of two-piece doors with a flat upper portion in lacquered red (the colour of happiness and good fortune), yellow (signalling imperial virtue) or black (the understated option) paired with a common sculpted mocha oak bottom surface akin to the slot and tab joinery known as sŭn măo.

Further advancing Ying’s ability to suit nearly any interior setting, two leather (Bordeaux or Brown) as...

Steve Leung Crafts a Customizable Doorway for Lualdi

The acclaimed Hong Kong-based architect’s new door series Ying blends tradition, texture and finishes.

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