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Rocha in many ways embodies the classic rags-to-riches story, and the large elegant house that he calls home is in one of the city's fashionable neighbourhoods.It's a far cry from the cramped 11th-floor apartment where he grew up in his native Hong Kong.Inside, a large, light-flooded room dominates the ground floor with a mezzanine giving views through double-height, floor-to-ceiling windows on to a small zen-style garden.Despite little Rufus, who is still barking, an atmosphere of tranquillity pervades.Rocha clearly takes immense pride in all his diverse creative outlets.He serves a glass of water in one of his Waterford "Black Cut" tumblers, which I suspect was not just dusted off for the occasion, and much of the furniture that dots the house was conceived for Rocha's projects: the low, solid, black-lacquered coffee table, say, or a glass console table displaying a pair of rudimentary stick men bought in Hong Kong.
Downstairs, a monochrome kitchen with a large limestone-topped island features a simple Rocha-designed glass table with wooden benches and views on to the garden.
He and Odette – his wife and muse – moved into the handsome, three-storey, end-of-terrace redbrick four years ago with their two children.
"When we found the house it had 11 bed-sits and was a complete wreck," he says shaking his head, recalling the horror. First, I can walk to work and second, the fact it was so run-down was a licence to create a space that fits the way we like to live." The Victorian exterior certainly belies the dramatic transformation that has taken place beyond the hall door.
"This works in much the same way that I approach fashion – I like using handicrafts but in more modern forms," he explains.
"It's made entirely from beads, but at the same time looks very modern and can fit into a contemporary setting." The couple's passion for art is also very much in evidence, with walls adorned by the works of artists such as Lucian Freud, William Scott and Sean Scully.
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