9 Must-Visit Design Districts: A Global Guide

On 08/08/2013 by Site Default

Hidden away in the old warehouses of Chai Wan’s industrial area on Hong Kong island, some of the city’s most passionate designers, gallerists, artists, and general creative types have transformed the ‘hood into an exciting design hub with events such as the Chai Wan Mei studio open day, which coincided with Art Basel Hong Kong earlier this year. Excellent coffees and food at Chaiwanesea gathering place for the design set on the 13th floor of an industrial building, will set you up for a day’s browsing. Those with a fashionable bent can head over to Jaycow, where Hong Kong’s best (and possibly only) milliner creates cranium confectionery for Cantopop divas, or choose from Tangram’s collection of dresses and costume jewels with a wild Colombian touch courtesy of designer Paola Sinisterra. Casa Capriz, the glamor vintage purveyor of the moment, also has a warehouse in the area. At ground level, fashion outlets Undercover and Think Silly approach the presentation of their wares like art installations. AO Photo Book Center is a one-stop shop for all art and photo books, while its sister gallery AO Vertical Art Space features local talent. Other galleries in the district include 10 Chancery Lane and Latitude 22N—Zoe Li



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