It was bowler hats, balloons and roses at the ready as we opened our beautiful new gallery in Central, Hong Kong, situated on the historic and eclectic Hollywood Road. In celebration of the gallery opening on Mother’s Day, our Ambassadors took to the surrounding streets to spread the word, handing out single red roses to the ladies and balloons to the children, raising smiles all round. Back at the gallery, our team donned their signature black bowler hats and welcomed both new and familiar faces to the world of Timothy Oulton. The sun shone, champagne corks flew, glasses clinked, and the buzz of music and conversation filled the gallery.
Stretching from Central to eastern Sheung Wan, Hollywood Road is one of Hong Kong’s most famous streets and was a filming location for the 1960s cult classic The World of Suzie Wong. Built in 1844 (before California’s Hollywood) by the British Army’s Royal Engineers, the area was originally an antiques market. Today, the road is still peppered with trinket and antique shops of all sorts, but has also developed into a contemporary art district as well as a destination for a great night out.
A seductive blend of artistic creativity and “dolce vita”, the new location is the perfect home for Timothy Oulton. Soaking up a fusion of east and west, old and new, neighbours of the gallery include the 1920s-inspired graffiti exterior of Madera hotel, the renowned bar Quinary, and a Grade II heritage building housing a traditional Chinese herb tea shop.
Inside the new 1,200 square foot gallery lies two floors of sumptuous design, handcrafted in our signature hand-finished leathers, reclaimed timbers and a host of other rich and authentic materials. You can try out our complimentary 3D Room Planning service with the help of expert Ambassadors, enjoy a glass of champagne as you make yourself at home, and ask our friendly team to tell you more about the handcraftsmanship that goes into each product – they’ve all been to our workshops and seen our products made first-hand.
We look forward to welcoming you to Hollywood soon!
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