Shop B, LG/F Ruttonjee Centre
11 Duddell Street
Central, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2526 8400
Many showrooms are created with a personal vision, but exceedingly few are the result of the personal vision of an architect. In Louvre Gallery’s case, the ‘architect’s touch’ is supplied by founder Tony Luk – and it makes all the difference in terms of product selection, presentation and service.
Located in the Design Showcase at Ruttonjee Centre in the heart of Central, Louvre Gallery reveals itself like a jewel as one approaches, its exterior faceted with floor-to-ceiling transparent glass, its interior dramatically illuminated, full of contrasting tones and compelling juxtapositions of space and architecture. It is an outwardly simple, restrained space that nevertheless generates the feeling that a special experience is awaiting.
Luk’s architectural background is apparent in more than the showroom design; the collections of furniture, lighting and accessories at Louvre Gallery also tend toward the architectural and contemporary in their aesthetic. Featured brands include Visionnaire, Penta, and Fendi Casa – the latter being exclusive to Louvre Gallery in Hong Kong.
A typical browse through the showroom is more than inspiring; it is akin to an education of the latest achievements and trends in European design. Current highlights include the ‘Ford’ marble-topped table and ‘Berenice’ chairs, the superb ‘Xavier’ sofa, the ‘Danny’ low-profile console, and the sculptural ‘Rylan’ low table.
As one would expect, staff at Louvre Gallery are on hand with the deep product knowledge needed to make creative suggestions of their own, or to advise customers on the pieces best suited to their homes. The overall professionalism at Louvre Gallery is attested to by their frequent involvement in show flat projects.
Furniture, lighting and accessories from the cutting edge of design, collected and presented by an architect, in a setting created by an architect; showrooms really do not come more designer-oriented than Louvre Gallery.