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Chris Shao: Take risk to be creative

Chris Shao, graduated from SCIE in 2011, and obtained a double undergraduate degree in international business and marketing in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign(UICC) and  the business school of Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris in France.

In 2015, he was admitted to the New York Institute of Interior Design, ranked first in the nation’s postgraduate majors as an undergraduate non-professional background.

Chris founded the Chris Shao Studio LLC in 2016. While pursuing his master degree in New York School of Interior Design, Chris received his first major commission to design the interiors of a multi-family project at 111 Varick Street, New York. His design has been coveted for its fusion of masculine and feminine, rich fabrics with sharp contemporary silhouettes, and romantic ideals with classical stoicism.

After two years, Chris opened his second design studio, Zhao Wo Interior Design (Shanghai) Co., Ltd..His design philosophy lives in the studio’s pared-back aesthetic and respect for materials. It remains avant-garde in its reinterpretations of contemporary classics. Currently, both studios have broadened their design prints among high-end residential, hospitality, and commercial projects. 


Shao’s design work.

111 Varick Project in NYC.

Roof Garden

Club Room

Yoga Room

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