In tomson group's most representative real estate project: Tomson first product, Charles Tong built a mansion for himself. This house is like a private museum combining the exquisite design of Japanese designer Shizu Watanabe and his art collection accumulated over the years. Also witnessed the tang Zi jia led Tomson Group liului yong into the day and night, like a business life documentary. TATLER comes to this mansion as a guest and chats with Charles Tong all afternoon about the topic of the family house and collection.
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Three years ago, Charles Tong stood on the balcony of Tomson Yipin facing the Banks of the Pujiang River. She must think of the distant morning when her father took him to Pudong by boat... Such a slight sense of vicissituals of life "one hundred years of solitude" type opening used in Charles Tong body, will not feel any dramatic exaggeration. As a member of the post-80s generation, the past 15 years have gradually honed this young "tomson" into a mature master.
Comfortable, the simplest and the most difficult
Building a home on one's group's property is not as easy as it seems. Charles Tong still remembers the "tangle" before the design of this home. As a real estate developer, Charles Tong is at home in architecture, interior design and decoration. When building model houses for the company's clients, he can find the right direction between the company's own positioning and the current fashion trend, and immediately implement it. When you're designing for yourself, it gets both simple and complicated.
Charles Tong free and easy and interesting personality, speech is also concise and powerful. Most of the walls and floors of the house are made of white and marble, with soft furnishings. On furniture color choice, also with the earth color of simple but elegant is given priority to. In prosperous Lujiazui, it seems that people have a sense of returning to nature.
And look at at first glance in simple adornment, have quite rich detail. First of all, around the "function of life", Charles Tong and Japanese designer Watanabe Zhizhao in the design phase of communication as long as one year, according to the daily needs of life, as well as work, business reception, banquet and other functions to establish the layout and style.
From the elevator hall through the door, into the interior, with metal texture and low-key fabric elements interweave the main living room is opposite the Huangpu River, the scenery is unparalleled. On one side is the round dining room, under the Baxter chandelier with light lines. A round table is full of momentum, while the alternating colors of dining chairs reveal the eclectic side of Charles Tong's personality. On the other side are the study and bedroom, as well as a corridor leading to the meeting space. In the corridor, large and small photo frames and souvenirs record the important moments of Charles Tong.
"Simplicity, I think precisely
The pursuit of precision is not simple."
／ Charles Tong ／
For more than a decade, designer Watanabe zhizhao has participated in many Tomson group projects, perennial communication tacit understanding and the pursuit of details of the personality let the two hit it off. After Watanabe's careful design, the whole house has a clever detail, so that simple in the noble temperament. For example, observe from the detail, in the coating of white metope ginseng has bright pink, pass layer layer overlay besmear is brushed, constitute delicate and rich quality of a material; For example, in the whole home everywhere metal parts, Watanabe are made of brass, although brass on the cost and production process has a higher requirement, but the sense of time presented unique, can not be replaced by other metal materials.
Live with ar
Whenever talking about art collection, Tang Zi jia is more talkative, between the words also constantly revealed a lot of their own unique views. In addition to his role as the master of tomson I, he is also well known in the world as an art collector. Around 2009, out of a desire to add art to tomson group's real estate projects, Charles Tong concentrated on the accumulation of a certain understanding of art, since then out of control.
"I remember when I was crazy, when I wasn't working, all my energy was devoted to studying art. I've been doing it for exactly 10 years now, and it doesn't take me that much time, maybe because other hobbies have taken up some time, maybe because I've accumulated a lot of expertise from a decade of collecting, but I still think it's going to be a hobby that will continue."
"To put art in your home is to keep it company,
They are family, they are lovers.
Like a house, it should be comfortable."
／ Charles Tong ／
For the art in the home, Tang Zi jia will often replace. Just one or two months before the interview, he replaced the arrangement more than two years of works of art are concentrated, instead of a batch of color is more bright-coloured, including through the elevator first greeted works of zhou chunya "peach", in xie ink still works on either side of the sitting room and dynasty as the spines NO. 13 "back garden", the corridor to the bedroom Zhang Enli works hang in the rail network, Wang Guangle untitled work in the business meeting, and the sitting room porch beside fashionable installation, from the British contemporary female artist Tracey Emin neon lights in the hands of love.
Charles Tong likes quiet, especially in the state of thinking about work. A person at home, walking and thinking is the way he is used to organize your thoughts, therefore, "has a quiet atmosphere, let a person into thinking" was his important factors like these works of art, especially Wang Leguang untitled work, radiate of gradual change color under the collocation of the light, for the interior space created a depth of zen.
What Ms. Tangzijia treasures most are the "Klein Blue" series of works, displayed in the living room, study and hallway, by Yevs Klein, a representative of French pop art. "Klein was a very fond artist," Ms. Tang said. "He created a unique blue that belonged to him, and he used it as a spirit, showing it on different carriers as pieces, which was very avant-garde in a time when oil painting was still the mainstream."
"Generally speaking, I have the same attitude towards art in my home as I do at home. Since We get along with each other every day, we must be comfortable first." 10 years of collection, Charles Tong let art into more space, art also has a deep impact on his mood every day.
The wonderful relationship between love and fat
For Charles Tong today, art collection is no longer a matter of sole pleasure. "It's not about having something for yourself, it's about sharing it with someone who appreciates it." "Said Charles Tong. At first, he fell in love with art in order to buy art for public space, and paid more attention to the emotion conveyed to others through art. Therefore, the works of Zeng Fanzhi, Qiu Xiaofei and Dali entered the lobby of Tomson First, and Charles Tong often held exhibitions of collectivists spontaneously.
He is also a regular at popular Art events in Shanghai, such as the West Bund Art Festival and Art 021. His interest in Art extends to connecting him with interesting people from all over the world. Not only Liu Yiqian and other art circle celebrities so often visit Charles Tong's house, even the British Princess Eugenie also because of art, became Charles Tong's guest.
"People look at art differently, and maybe some people just look at it as an investment. But in my opinion, art is much more than that. It is a very funny thing. I might know someone from somewhere abroad at an art show, travel there one day, and make friends there. This fate does not arise often from the sun."
In addition to her art collection, Tang has two other hobbies: playing golf and traveling, which often form an important part of the third. When the weather is cold, Charles Tong often goes to warm countries to take a vacation from the cold, while enjoying the happiness brought by golf; When the weather is comfortable, he often visits historic places like Europe and the United States, filling his schedule with gallery routes.