We set our sights on the southern Chinese language metropolis because it lastly relaxes its strict border controls, and uncover that, in spite of some tough years, the town has retained its distinctively cosmopolitan character. This ‘postcard’ from Wallpaper’s Hong Kong-born journal editor TF Chan proposes an in-the-know metropolis tour that spans exhibitions by main Asian creatives to culinary locations that evoke old-world London and New York, in addition to a showcase of regionally designed luxurious furnishings, and even a pioneering vertical farm. Take our Hong Kong tour.
Uncover our Hong Kong highlights
With stylish interiors by Studioilse and luxurious murals by Jean-Philippe Delhomme, Café Carlyle, on the 56th flooring of the Rosewood Hong Kong lodge, is an homage to the legendary New York cabaret membership of the identical identify. Its occasion calendar guarantees ‘a heady mixture of soul, jazz requirements, musical and selection favourites, and the perfect of Broadway’. Glamorous but intimate, that is the proper spot to decorate to the nines and dance the evening away.
‘Yayoi Kusama: 1945 to now’ at M+
Already a beloved cultural vacation spot, the hardly one-year-old Herzog & de Meuron-designed M+ is destined to change into the speak of the city with the opening of its Yayoi Kusama exhibition, the artist’s largest Asian retrospective outdoors Japan. Highlights embrace a mesmerising extension of her Infinity Nets; a kaleidoscopic chamber that includes her signature mirrors, polka dots and balloons; and two Pumpkin sculptures.
Though Hong Kong imports most of its meals, the locavore motion is quickly gaining floor. Main the cost is vertical farming pioneer Jessica Naomi Fong of Widespread Farms, which makes use of nutrient-rich soil and aquaponics to develop ten occasions the produce of an equivalently sized out of doors farm whereas utilizing 95 per cent much less water. Along with supplying the town’s main eating places, it additionally operates Re:Farm, a pop-up at K11 Musea.
Designer Joyce Wang lately reimagined Hong Kong’s former supreme courtroom – which had stood empty since 1984 – right into a hotly anticipated culinary vacation spot. Its Eating Room takes its cues from historic London eating places, with leather-based banquettes and golden lamps complementing a decadent seafood-focused menu, whereas the adjoining Botanical Backyard, which specialises in gin and tonics, brings to thoughts the gardens of English manors.
‘Everlasting Nature’ at Arte M
Lose your self in a cascade of camellias, bask within the glow of aurora borealis, and journey right into a bioluminescent rainforest at ‘Everlasting Nature’, an immersive artwork present by D’strict, a digital design firm primarily based in Seoul. Having drawn 3.2 million guests throughout South Korea since 2020, the exhibition now makes its abroad debut at K11 HACC, bringing collectively luxurious visuals, encompass sound and scent to create a feast for the senses.
This Michelin-starred restaurant is the brainchild of South Korean chef Mingoo Kang, who aspires to ship a daring tackle his nation’s various culinary tradition. The tasting menu options dishes reminiscent of a humble bean noodle elevated with sea urchin, and a ginseng soup that includes a roulade of duck and rooster. The pared-back house, with components evoking the standard Korean fireside, is by Space+ and options artworks by Lee Bae and Chung Chang-sup.
Perched on the twenty fifth flooring of the AKI Hong Kong-MGallery lodge, Uncle Ming’s serves up delectable whiskies with skyline views. Designed by native studio A Work of Substance, the understated but inviting house options backlit shelving and rippled glass panels supposed to evoke the encompassing structure. The bar’s signature Across the World whisky flight, that includes drams from France, India, Japan, Taiwan, Scotland and the US, is to not be missed.
André Fu residing
Situated within the Heatherwick Studio-designed Pacific Place procuring centre, the flagship retailer of native inside architect André Fu (the mastermind behind such main motels because the close by Higher Home, Provence’s Villa La Coste and Kyoto’s The Mitsui) presents beautiful furnishings and equipment, with inspirations starting from Chinese language ink portray to Nineteen Sixties modernist structure. The shop design takes its cues from a temple in Kyoto.