• SICIS Hong Kong showroom opens with an event to remember

    17 May 2012

    On 3 May, 2012, SICIS The Art Mosaic Factory opened its doors with an industry event unmatched in splendour.

    Hundreds of guests in attendance, many of them leading figures in the local design field, were treated to an array of world-class entertainment including European tenor Olivier de Molina singing Italian operatic favourites, Chinese face changing “Bian Lian” which originated in the operas of Sichuan and a spirited lion dance to welcome guests and bestow good fortune on Wan Chai’s new Italian arrival. 

    The SICIS showroom is situated in the Queen’s Cube Building, in a two-storey exhibition space of 500 square meters, entirely dedicated to the art mosaic.

    In this dreamlike setting, sparkling colours, extravagant forms and reverberating mosaics lead the visitor on an exciting sensory journey. 

    Right from the huge shop windows, a continuum of images, colours and vibrations chase one another in a kaleidoscopic play of combinations.

    The store has been designed by Khuan Chew (K.C.A.), the acclaimed interior designer of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. 

    Touches of gold, gold and red, gold and white, combine with iridescent hues and curvilinear patterns, drawing on Ikebana, the delicate Japanese art of flower arrangement. The result? Oriental Magic!

    Like the venue’s huge three-dimensional vases, which pay tribute to the Japanese dynasties, and depicting a variation on the same theme. 

    Then suddenly, a splash of purple, providing a touch of powerful, yet sensually decadent aestheticism. The ambience is underscored by chairs designed by Mr. Christian Lacroix and reminiscent of the Art Nouveau movement.

    This is the world of NEXT ART Chapter 2, dedicated to the most exclusive design. Just a few steps away, the NEXT ART Chapter 1 furniture section displays sculptural chairs by Carla Tolomeo, featuring hand-inlaid art mosaics that release vibrant shards of colour. 

    On the floor, the precious Cosmati marble forms, together with iridescent glass elements, a play of shiny and matt geometries. The ceiling features Atmosphera light spheres, composed of flowers and butterflies, providing a juxtaposition of light upon light. 

    And all this is just a small taste of the magical atmosphere of the showroom. 

    SICIS hosted a magnificent celebration. The SICIS brand has thus strengthened its presence in Asia, consolidating its image, synonymous with research, quality and exclusive creativity. Because quality is not just Made in Italy. It is Made in SICIS.   

    From left to right: Maud Errera, Giuseppe Gullo, Leo Placuzzi, Morena Placuzzi, Jioia Placuzzi, Emanuele Travagliati

    SICIS – The Art Factory Showroom

    Queen’s Cube Building, 235-237 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.

     

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