Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with my regular whining about the lack of vintage furniture in Hong Kong….well no more I tell you! There has been a slow gradual change in this city since I arrived, for the better, and it seems that the options that are available to us have multiplied. We now have a bounty of wonders to choose from, thanks to the arrival of Casa Capriz. A large warehouse space in the eastern island area of Chai Wan, Casa Capriz is a lovely curated space full of vintage finds, mostly of Italian origin. And this is thanks to Italian owner Irene Capriz. A mix of art, vintage industrial lights, armchairs (including a few originals by Marco Zanusso), vintage trunks by Louis Vuitton etc. and architectural elements, Casa Capriz is a real treasure trove. I highly recommend a visit, you just never know what you’ll find!
And perhaps you can time your visit with the Chai Wan Mei events over this weekend, held in conjunction with the Art Basel event that everyone is talking about in Hong Kong right now. A mix of studios and shops will be open in the Chai Wan area on Friday and Saturday, so if you’ve ever wanted to know what was lurking in the old industrial buildings, then now is your opportunity to check them out.