Hong Kong articles

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Retail Trends 2019: The Post-Screen Premium

While e-commerce will always be king, online businesses are discovering that there are aspects of brand building that are impossible to achieve without a physical footprint.

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To design for the future, think multicultural

Hong Kong – Russian studio Sundukovy Sisters designs a Greek-themed restaurant in Hong Kong where cultural interplays abound.

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A sunglass boutique shows how designers can use light as material

Hong Kong – A Work of Substance plays with illumination in Khromis, a Hong Kong sunglass boutique. 

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Aesop’s new Hong Kong location is more about respect for the locale than innovation

Hong Kong – March Studio’s 17th store for the Australian skincare company minds the needs of target consumers and shows confidence in the local market.

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This Hong Kong patisserie was built for lovebirds – and dragon fruit layer cake

Hong Kong – Lifetastic Patisserie, a new dessert destination by Max Lam Designs, is as spatially sweet as its name makes it out to be.

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How to tread new retail design terrain? Venture beyond Earth for inspiration

Hong Kong – Her, a womenswear boutique designed by Clap Studio in Hong Kong, spatially references the reddish landscape of Mars.

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A macaron-inspired bakery in Hong Kong puts some panache in the ganache

Hong Kong – NC Design and Architecture outfitted Eat Darling Eat with pieces of furniture that are as sweetly appealing as the local desserts served on the plates.

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What can a beauty e-tailer offer when it goes brick-and-mortar? Serendipity shopping

Hong Kong – AIM Architecture designed a store for cosmetics retailer Harmay, where products are hidden inside drawers to turn shopping into treasure hunt.

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Does the future of shopping malls depend on top galleries and extraordinary restaurants?

Hong Kong – CL3 Architects designed H Queen's, a Hong Kong shopping mall housed in an austere glass tower that's completely allocated for art galleries and restaurants.

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Hong Kong builds a colossal theatre to connect milennials with Chinese opera

Hong Kong – Located in the Developing West Kowloon Cultural District, the new Xiqu Centre is a theatre with a mission: it’s half heritage house, half public space. 

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Into digital fashion? These Frame Lab exhibitors can show you what you’ll shop for in the future

Amsterdam – Amsterdam-based digital fashion house The Fabricant will showcase fashion’s hand in retail’s tech shift, as recently explored for Hong Kong retailer I.T.

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Palm Angels brings Los Angeles skate culture (with a Milanese twist) to Hong Kong

Hong Kong – The retail brand spatially interprets American cultural tropes with its first brick-and-mortar presence.