12 Questions with Andre Fu

January 17, 2017

Hong Kong-based designer Andre Fu shares his thoughts on travelling well.

What are your essential travel accessories?
A pile of A4 paper and a small bundle of pencils.

What are your favourite travel resources for planning a trip?
A few of my travel editor friends keep me updated on the latest recommendations.

Are you a light packer or do you have to check your luggage?
I tend to do one- or two-night trips, especially when I travel for work. As such, I tend to pack light and keep my luggage to the mere essentials.

On a flight do you read, watch movies, listen to music or work?
Music.

What’s the first thing you do when you check into a new hotel room?
Remove all the printed notes and cards on the desk.

Best jetlag remedy?
On arrival, stay awake until an early local bedtime.

Favourite hotel that is not one of your own projects?
Parco dei Principi in Sorrento.

Where is your next holiday destination?
Chiang Mai.

What is at the top of your travel bucket list?
Brazil for Oscar Niemeyer’s architecture. Amangiri in Utah.

Name a place you recently visited that inspired you.
Prague for its intriguing collection of brutalist architecture.

What did you bring back with you?
A few pieces of solid blond wood crockery that I discovered whilst wondering around town.

Best bit about coming home?
Its sense of calm and to be welcomed by my collection of artwork.

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