Design should draw inspirations from nature and culture, and also integrate with modern demands to define the beauty of a living space deep in humanity. —— Kelly Lin from Bluemoon Design
Located at 25° altitude north, Kunming
is renowned for its beautiful mountains and waters, as well as unique ethnic customs,
which form its warm and elegant style.
Hanhua Tianma Mountain International Hot Spring Resort is an ideal destination integrating hot springs, health resort, ecotourism, entertainment and sports. The interior and soft furnishing of its experience center are designed by the well-known design organization——Bluemoon Design.
“What can be found in history are poets mesmerized by the beauty and elegance of Kunming. How to integrate the site with culture and art, how to create a dynamic and natural atmosphere, how to keep the harmony between human and nature, and how to bring art back to life are the challenges we are faced with”, said Kelly Lin.
The key design idea of Bluemoon, civilization, spirit and feelings are the main factors of a space. Local culture is well interpreted, highlighting humanity and the spirit of nature in an elegant way.
At the entrance of the lobby is a huge landscape rock serving as the visual focus of the space. Well-proportioned sloped roof building is designed with a skylight, introducing natural light into the space. The beauty of power and the artistic conception are combined in the space, contributing to a poetic atmosphere.
As one of the most influential Asian design companies that specialize in cultural tourism, Bluemoon design is skilled in interpreting humanity and nature based on artistic perspectives and the warmth of local culture. “The design of the experience center is inspired by two items，camellia and tea. “
“’Tea’ is a specialty of Yunnan, which is abstracted and interpreted as the design element of the space. Therefore, all the large-area colors look as if they were steeped in tea, romantic and beautiful with ‘flowers’ interspersing the space randomly.”
The tea is clear and refreshing, while the camellia is fragrant and graceful, expressing the profoundness of culture and the beauty of nature.
“Awake from a drunken sleep among the camellias, and enjoy the setting sun in the West Village.” Inspired by the beautiful poem, the white of camellias and the red of sunset glow are employed to create an elegant and gentle atmosphere. The large decorative lights look like falling flowers, the grating partition carved with flower patterns, the symmetrical screens covered with red glaze, and the brownish red sculpture made of clay…...all these form a sequential space and change the style from the magnificence of the lobby to the grace of the reception hall.
A good design, from the space to the details, is the result of cultural accumulation. The designer draws inspirations from traditional art, natural surroundings and local customs, vividly describes the elegance, richness and freedom of the cultural tourism life.
“The craft of batik in Yunnan is well known around the world. Therefore, based on contemporary design, we’ve also taken this local cultural element into consideration.”
Batik and weaving are traditional handcrafts which have recorded craftsman’s perseverance, historical stories and profound culture over the past thousands of years. Inspired by batik and weaving, the colossal pendant creates breathtaking visual effect in the space.
Embellished with bright red, dark blue and dynamic lines, the space embodies the spirit and strength of humanity.
The classic Chinese red and ethnic decorations contribute to a paradise-like space which is self-contained, unique, tranquil, elegant and free from earthly trifles. Here Bluemoon has considered the dialogue, collision and integration between ethnic culture and spatial context, trying to retrospect the origin of the ethnic culture with warm style.
“Aesthetic taste for modern design should be diverse, especially for cultural tourism design. In the long history, people have accumulated rich experience in life and production, creating various forms of culture and knowledge. The designer has skillfully chosen black, red and cyan to decorate the screens, flowers, porcelain, art sculpture, silverware and necklace. In addition, techniques like fabric weaving, rattan weaving and wood engraving are employed to outline an elegant cultural space.
In fact, culture should not be mentioned just in empty talk. Instead, it needs to be explored and employed. Therefore, the designer of Bluemoon has deeply explored the local culture of Yunnan and created many simple or exquisite decorations which will remind visitors of local culture and nature. The sculptural furnitures and decorations contribute to a pure aesthetic space, allowing people to return to nature.
Enclosed by clear glass bricks and wooden palisade, the tea area is open and simple, with dark and bright red colors as well as elegant decorations to highlight the humanistic spirit.
The design originates from local characteristics and embodies the spirit of the time. Mountains, rivers, tall trees, lush green meadows, blooming flowers and flying birds in nature as well as batik, clothing and embroidery in life are all sources of inspiration for the designers.
The space is mainly decorated in camellia white. The texture of the rock, the shape of the roof tile and the clearness of the colored glaze, embody the elegance, brightness and openness in tranquility.
The design of the VIP room follows the simple style of oriental art, only using a Chinese-red rattan chair to brighten the low-key black space.
The romantic Bluemoon team has drawn inspirations and imaginations from nature and local customs, using modern art skills to create a space which integrates profound culture and boundless art. Innovative design and dynamic space allow people to explore more about the local culture between fantasy and reality.
Project: Experience Center of Kunming Han Hua Tianma Mountain International Hot Spring Resort
Location: Kunming, Yunnan
Area: 1,053 ㎡
Developer: Yunnan Hanhua International Hot Spring Resort Co., Ltd.
Interior Design: Bluemoon Design
Soft Furnishing Design: Bluemoon Design
Chief Designer: Kelly Lin, Jerry Tian
Participant Designer: Zhong Xi, Wang Lei, Yang Junting, Ding Jianqiu, Fu Manhong
Photographer: Sui Sicong, Ao Xiang
Bluemoon is an idiom that means something rare or infrequent. Born in 2002, with beauty in mind, Bluemoon Design is committed to the design of the interior and exterior spaces as well as the soft furnishing for hotel, clubhouse, sales center, showflat, etc.
邦邦 Kelly Lin
Through the development over the past 18 years, Bluemoon Design has now grown to be one of the most extraordinary interior design companies in China with a staff of more than 150 designers. Based on international perspectives, Bluemoon has been pursuing the artistic wisdom and inspiration in nature, trying to integrate aesthetic taste and design idea to shape the signature style for each project. Now, Bluemoon not only plays a leading role in modern luxury real estate design, but also becomes one of the most influential design organizations in cultural tourism industry.