Spanning from around 1933 to 1965, and peaking in the 1950s, mid-century modern style is chic and contemporary, albeit timeless. Its immaculate aesthetic and subdued elegance leave no question as to why it is still so blazingly popular. After having a wander around town hunting for the best pieces, we’ve rounded up our picks of five stores offering the hippest mid-century modern furniture collections in the city. After visiting, you will find there’s no shortage of supply in Hong Kong.
Amelie & Tulip
Taking up residence in Sheung Wan’s Tai Ping Shan Street area – an exotic and funky hipster-hood, Amelie & Tulip is the authorized dealers of &Tradition, Artek, Boewer, Brionvega, Carl Hansen & Son, Fritz Hansen, Georg Jensen, Iittala, Oyyo, Pulpo and Stellar Works. The Scandinavian design boutique also boasts a variety of handpicked vintage furniture and contemporary art. G/F, 56 Sai Street (main entrance on Tai Ping Shan Street); tel 2291 0005, amelieandtulips.com/
Established in 1996, Manks was the first of its kind to bring Scandinavian mid-century modern design to Hong Kong. With an intown store on Star Street, mainly selling tableware from Finnish brands Iittala and Arabia, a 6000sqft furniture showcase next to Ocean Park, and a shop in shop at Harbour City’s Page One Bookstore, Manks has been featuring the finest in Scandinavian design furniture, lighting art and decorate items for almost two decades. 3/F, The Factory, 1 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang; tel 2522 2115, manks.com/
Establo is the Spanish word for stable or barn; and just like barns are for the housing of livestock – Establo exists not just as a furniture store but a platform to house emerging young brands. Quality design items at approachable price that can be found in the store are sure to deliver the mid-century modern style you’re after. Unit C&D, 4/F, Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Wong Chuk Hang; tel 3565 5207, ESTABLO.HK
Owner and founder of Eclectic Cool, Joanne Pereira, travels every month sourcing pieces and seeking inspiration to make sure their products are as eclectically cool as the store’s name. Apart from their store situated in Wan Chai’s Sun Street, there is also a studio showroom located in Ap Lei Chau that is available upon appointment.
Spanning over 20,000sqft across three floors, Colourliving offers over 70 tip-top international brands to Hong Kong. From kitchen and bath to home furnishings and accessories, Colourliving is with no doubt a treasure chest where you’ll find the gem you’re after. 333 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai; tel 2295 6263, COLOURLIVING.COM