K11 in Hong Kong, China is claimed to be the world’s first art mall, integrating the elements of art, culture, and nature, with the aim to match New York City’s SoHo. With this goal in mind, the mall spent 20 million Hong Kong dollars placing numerous art pieces on each floor, totaling 13 groups, all handpicked by K11 Founder and Chairman, Zhi-Gang Zheng (Adrian Cheng). From benches and ceiling ornaments to wall decorations and giant sculptures, the works of art come mostly from local artists, including Lee Chin-fai, Mok, a new and Man Fung-yi. The venue also has 19 exhibition panels, displaying works by local artists, throughout the four stories of the mall between stores.
Besides the usual suspects like Jill Stuart, Puma Black Label and big players like Tiffany, Omega and of course Chow Tai Fook, it’s refreshing to see that over half of the stores are new to Hong Kong including French menswear brand Dormeuil, Spanish beauty brand Ainoha and a Paul & Joe Beauty store.
18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon. Hong Kong.
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