Fu-Tung Cheng is founder and principal of CHENG Design. Established in 1986, the acclaimed custom home and commercial-product design firm is based in Berkeley, CA. His eponymous work spawned the development of two complementary businesses; CHENG Products and CHENG Concrete in 1998 and 2004. Born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles as the youngest in a family of passionate artists, Fu-Tung graduated from University of California at Berkeley in Fine Arts and is now an award-winning designer and best-selling author, internationally known for his sophisticated residential designs and innovative use of materials in the home.

Fu-Tung’s CHENG Design team includes architects, designers, and a fabrication crew. Their work embodies elements of Nature, organic textures, color, and materials, composed with a timeless, contemporary aesthetic. The firm’s unique makeup and approach to modern design make for a rare blend of creativity and an eye to detail and quality craftsmanship. Among numerous accolades, CHENG Design recently received the 1st Place Award in Residential Architecture from the 7th Annual International Design Awards.

He is one of a few non-architects who have received recognition by the American Institute of Architects, as a design winner in Architectural Record Houses, and a recipient of an East Bay AIA award. Fu-Tung has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Kitchen & Bath Association and named one of the Top 50 Most Influential in 50 years by Kitchen & Bath Business magazine.

An expert on residential, commercial and product design, Fu-Tung is often invited to speak to both trade and consumer audiences on his favorite subjects—the importance of timeless design, the essence of hands-on craft in building, and the balance of luxury and conscience. His books on design and DIY concrete have sold over 250,000 copies and been noted by the media for pioneering a movement in the art of concrete that has inspired the hands-on creativity of many others.


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“The lengthy creative process to discover, or uncover, the final design is too big for one person. So I rely on all the influences from every person engaged in the process, from client and staff architects to contractors and subcontractors. Each contributes crucial bits of information and expertise.”

Fu-Tung Cheng