Fung has a new book out, Architecture by Hand (Clearview), and I was curious to hear his take on organic modernism, a look he’s perfected over the years. The book, which covers architecture, interior design, and furniture, is “the result of 10 to 15 years of work,” Fung say, as we leaf through a copy at his dining table. Divided into chapters on wood, stone, weave, metal, and finishing touches, interspersed with Fung’s watercolors and line drawings (each a refined exploration of line, tone, and texture), the book goes some way to describing his elegant London home.
Above: Fung lives with his wife, design and creative consultant Teresa Roviras (she’s also the founder of online toy store Hedgehog Shop), and their two children, Aurelia, 13, and Lawrence, 11, in a late Victorian, three-story townhouse in leafy Belsize Park.
Above: “Many of the houses on the street have these huge extensions, but we wanted our home to retain its original character,” Fung says. Above: “We always get sucked into antique markets and junk shops,” admits Roviras, who is attracted to “sober” objects such as imperfect pewter platters and utilitarian ceramics.