2017.12.20    -    EPISODE #5

Yi Zhou

Beverly Hills | Multimedia video artist

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The fifth #HouseOfMolteni story focuses on Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, home to many Hollywood stars, and on Yi Zhou - Chinese leading multimedia video artist- as its main actress.

2017
20.12

EPISODE #5

Yi Zhou

Beverly Hills | Multimedia video artist

The fifth #HouseOfMolteni story focuses on Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, home to many Hollywood stars, and on Yi Zhou - Chinese leading multimedia video artist- as its main actress.

1 | What does your house represent to you?

This is my new family house in Los Angeles and it represents a laboratory, a space to experiment to get new inspiration.

D.754.1 rug, design Gio Ponti

2 | Who chose the furniture?

I chose all the pieces from scratch with my dad who is into design.

My house is a place for sharing ideas, emotions and new horizons.

3 | Any works of art at home?

I’m a multimedia artist, so I tend not to have art around because I like the wall and the spaces always blank to inspire me to create new things.

4 | Where do you get your best ideas?

4 | Where do you get your best ideas?

I get my best ideas from different cities, and this house has been giving me new inspiration because Los Angeles is new for me. I just moved here in April and I’d like to absorb the energy that is around.

5 | Open Space or separate rooms?

I have no walls in my imagination and in my mind, I see everything as an open space, even if it’s in an internal space. I can go behind the walls, physically and mentally.

6 | Is your house a shelter or a place for sharing?

My house is a place for sharing ideas, emotions and new horizons.

D.655.1 chest of drawers and D.555.1 small table design Gio Ponti
Paul sofa design Vincent Van Duysen

7 | Design and fashion, similarities and differences

For me they are the same, if you are a creative person there is not such a difference between designing a piece of design and designing clothes. I think everything is one energy and one flow.

I would like to live in the middle of nowhere where I can just create, in a cabana of a few square metres just by the sea.

8 | Bath tub or shower?

I prefer bath but also shower, as you get different vibration and sensation.

Paul sofa design Vincent Van Duysen

9 | Home cooking or restaurant?

I am an aspiring chef, in another life I wanted to be a Michelin Chef probably. I love to entertain my host, my guests, my friends and family.

10 | Where would you like to live?

I would like to live in the middle of nowhere where I can just create, in a cabana of a few square metres just by the sea, like the Le Corbusier did. I think it would be very inspiring for me. I think we need phisical objects and clothing but at the same time we can be free and just live with what the imagination can bring us to.

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Yi Zhou

Yi Zhou is a multimedia Chinese-Italian artist who founded Yi Zhou Studio based in Shanghai and Hong Kong with a focus on strategic partnership with Luxury Brands.
She has started her career in the show business with an investment company, the Into the Sun Investment Holdings, in Los Angeles.
She lives between HK and Rome and she just moved into her Los Angeles home, where she is preparing her Hollywood directorial debut with her first feature film.

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