許勵思 Natalia Khaw
[SNOWFLAKE] & [ROSE]
[TERRAZZO] & [CHANDELIER]
Her design is inspired by the unique and intricate snowflake. Natalia transforms this natural wonder into 3D crystal paneling patterns, each panel with snowflake patterns in various shapes and sizes, and silk-webbed together on a geometric background, creating a sparkling and magical element to any décor - door, interior wall paneling, wardrobe door, headboard, or any space you desire.
This design draws its inspiration from by HK Airport’s 1989 “Rose Garden Project”. Natalia uses round rose patterns to signify that Hong Kong’s future is perfect and beautiful like a rose garden. She cleverly uses straight lines as the backbone to thread together different rose elements into round rose patterns; the lines are strong and bold, the roses gentle and soft, yet they blend so perfectly together into a harmonized and elegant pattern.
This design is inspired by the iconic stone masonry of HK’s yesteryear architecture, and printed in all the incredible neon colors one can imagine, breathing new life into this HK historical icon. Natalia captures the beauty of terrazzo, the polished composite stone material that made up floors of pawn shops, butcher signs, grocery stores & even interior hand-rails, stairs and floorings within walk-up tenement houses (tong lau) during the 60s, 70s and 80s in Hong Kong. Terrazzo always reminds Natalia of Hong Kong people – flexible, resilient, versatile, malleable but also enduring and humble. “Just like Hong Kong, Terrazzo is both traditional and modern, and we stand proudly in our history of all times.”
This design takes inspiration from the dripping crystal chandelier that symbolizes wealth and prosperity, and was a must-have interior design element that graced almost every HK home in the 80s and 90s. This design has a classy vibe of warmth, romance and gracefulness, and also exemplifies the splendidly dazzling East-meets-West multi-cultural aspect of Hong Kong.
Natalia Khaw is an American Chinese Interior Designer born and raised in Hong Kong, with over 26 years’ extensive experience in designing high end hotels and residences all over the world. Natalia’s design philosophy is to create a simple and timeless interior space for dwellers and travelers to stay and indulge in, that a well-designed space should be simple, elegant, and timeless, while unfolding an effortless and unique experience for the users. Natalia founded her own design studio in 2016.
SPARKLE by Karen Chan x Natalia Khaw Collaboration
SPARKLE drew inspiration from this distinctive fabric pattern and created a series of exclusive Modern Cheongsams, West-meets-East Modern Couture and fabulous accessories: