Shop D, G/F The Design Showcase
Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2537 9688
If there is one thing that Andante is short of, it is ambiguity. The focus here is on the latest and finest in contemporary furniture, lighting and decorative items – and only on that. It is very much a showroom for homeowners, designers and clients who are sure of their tastes, and are discerning about how they express it.
Created by the same Tony Luk who founded the neighbouring Louvre Gallery, Andante offers customers something a little more edgy and innovative. The showroom itself, however, is fully as architecturally balanced and well-considered as its sister store. The material palette is simple but refined, the colours muted, the lighting scheme carefully tuned – all to create a modern textural backdrop that encourages contemplation and discovery.
With 450 sq-m of floorspace, there certainly is plenty to be discovered here. Andante’s contemporary focus is manifested by brands like Minotti, Venini, Tato, Nahoor and Lolli e Memmoli – each representing Italian design at its most forward-looking but not faddish, and Italian craftsmanship at its most accomplished. It is an elusive mix of characteristics that makes each piece here a potential modern classic.
Notably, Andante works closely with major property developers and architects, serving the project market for clients including HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, AIG Investment Group and Murray Hotel, among others. It is a testament to the superlative quality and design of the products on offer at this unique showroom, as well as the professionalism and experience of its staff.
Andante gives some of Hong Kong’s most demanding and focused customers real choice in high-end contemporary furniture. It is a showroom that does only one thing, but it does it indisputably well.