Kuang Ming (Ray) Chou

Designer, Founder of Vermilion Zhou Design Group


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Kuang Ming (Ray) Chou was influenced by and learned a great deal from European culture and travel while studying in Spain. His design is informed by a blend of Western logical thinking and the pursuit of the Eastern lifestyle, and reflects a fusion of Eastern and Western culture and his deep Chinese cultural roots. 

Kuang Ming (Ray) Chou’s design philosophy is based on the idea that design thinking always starts with people, that designers have to get to grips with what it is the client really needs, and then provide the right professional service with a better life in mind.

Vermilion Zhou Design Group was founded in 2002 in Shanghai, by Kuang Ming (Ray) Chou, and Vera Chu (Founder/Lighting Design Director); Garvin Hung (Partner/Design Director) subsequently came on board. Over the next ten years, they oversaw more than 600 interior design projects in China and overseas, gaining an extremely high reputation. Their projects include public areas, commercial spaces, hotels, clubhouses, offices and high-end residences.