You never know what’s around the corner in Hong Kong. It could be nothing, or it could be everything, like THE SHOPHOUSE concept store.
On the outside, we see an iconic “tong lau” building that has been restored and updated, without losing its rich cultural past and the signature elements of pre-war Hong Kong architecture. On the inside, the artworks and designs of different emerging and contemporary artists await us. This unique transformation is the work of creative agency Unveil Limited.
Since its opening in May 2020, this hybrid space has featured the works of renowned local and international characters, such as Steve Harrison, Yang Bodu, Kiko Kostadinov and Ben Edmunds.
Located in the charming and quiet district of Tai Hing, THE SHOPHOUSE is a 4,000 square-feet gallery with five themed floors. On the ground floor, we encounter “Pantry & Things”, a minimalist bar that offers handcrafted tea and coffee to sample.
Going upstairs we meet “The Storage”, a second-hand store that features a curated collection of clothing and furniture, which are showcased in a display system by Italian brand Manfrotto. The mezzanine floor is home to the staff-curated library dubbed “The Study”, while the third floor showcases the windowless art gallery.
The fourth floor and rooftop act as a studio, workshop and socialising space, which are topped off with a garden. The art gallery floor changes constantly offering new exhibitions and merchandise every time around.
At the moment, THE SHOPHOUSE is presenting a duo exhibition in collaboration with MINE PROJECT and Qiong Jiu Tang: “perspective parallel” features the work of Chinese contemporary artists Yang Bodu and Zhao Zhao.
It’s a social concept store that cultivates and celebrates fashion, art, culture, shows and literature.
Address: 4 Second Lane, Tai Hang, Hong Kong Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, from 11am to 7pm