The world’s first art-themed concept store dedicated to Vincent van Gogh is delighted to announce the opening of its newest venture, Van Gogh SENSES Gifts in Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts (Tai Kwun) which opened on 29 May, 2018.
Bringing an appreciation of art into everyday life for all senses to experience, the latest Van Gogh SENSES Gifts re-imagines the concept of gift-giving. Designed to be more than just a place to shop, it is where customers can experience the art of “gifting” and select the perfect curated surprise for their loved ones. Visitors have the option to create special “gift combos” inspired by some of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings from the large selection of exclusive products such as Confectionery, Teas and Coffees, Flowers and Museum Collection items available in store.
Van Gogh’s inspiration can be seen in the brand new beverages including “Sunflower Bouquet Cold Brew Tea”, alongside luscious Cold Brew Coffee and other artisanal delicacies. Unique to the store, all of the packaging used for the gifts is inspired by the Great Master’s work, such as the “Wheatfield with a Reaper Confectionery Box” which features one of the artists’ scenic landscapes. Other special gifts include a “Tea Combo” that has his work “Small Bottle with Peonies and Blue Delphiniums” on the packaging, contains five teabags and a tea helper.
Designed with the natural elements in mind, one of Van Gogh’s greatest inspirations, the newest boutique is filled with natural light flooding in through the historic wooden French doors. The store transforms Van Gogh‘s art in the form of a river of floating butterflies flying through the store – a tribute to “Poppies and Butterflies”. For those looking to immerse themselves not only in the world of Van Gogh, but the 21st century, the “Sunflowers Wall”, inspired by his iconic masterpiece, is the best area to capture the perfect moment.
To celebrate the opening, Van Gogh SENSES is launching a month-long campaign “Best Sunflowers at Tai Kwun” on Facebook (@vangoghsenses). Visitors are invited to take their photo in front of the “Sunflowers Wall” and share it on Facebook. The winner of the best weekly image will be rewarded a HK$200 Van Gogh SENSES gift voucher. What’s more? The first 50 participants of the above campaign on 16 and 17 June will also receive a complimentary box of mini-palmier. Terms and conditions apply.
From now until 30 June, patrons at 1881 Heritage flagship store will receive a HK$50 voucher, which can be used at Van Gogh SENSES Gifts at Tai Kwun upon spending of $120 on retail products. Customers at Tai Kwun will also receive a HK$50 voucher for any purchase, and that can be used at 1881 Heritage flagship store upon spending of $120 on retail products or $500 on F&B consumption.
Inspired by “arts, culture and heritage” the newly revitalised Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts lies in the heart of Hong Kong, and was the site of the former Central Police Station (CPS). Re-named “Tai Kwun” – the local colloquial name used by police officers and the public alike to refer to the former police headquarters and the surrounding CPS compound, the name has now been adopted as a reminder of the historical importance of the compound.
Open daily between 11am and 10pm a visit to Van Gogh SENSES Gifts will leave guests immersed in the history and heritage of Tai Kwun the timelessness of the painter’s masterpieces, while encouraging them to Be Inspired by the Inspired.
About Van Gogh SENSES Gifts
Van Gogh SENSES strives to bring appreciation of art into everyday life for all senses to experience. This is embodied in all Van Gogh SENSES stores inclusive of the latest venture, Van Gogh SENSES Gifts.
Van Gogh SENSES Gifts is more than just a place to shop. It is where our customers will be able to experience the art of “gifting” and select the perfect surprise for their loved ones as they browse through our variety of products, from Confectionery to Delicacies, Teas and Coffees, Flowers to Museum Collection, each created by artists who have been inspired by the creativity of Van Gogh, embodied in his many masterpieces.
In addition, Van Gogh’s coffees, teas as well as many other delicacies are available at our premises. Come, Experience and Be Inspired.
Address: Shop 01-G03, G/F, Block 01, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong Phone no.: +852 2884 0224
Opening Hours: Daily between 11am and 10pm
About Van Gogh SENSES
Van Gogh SENSES is the world’s first art-themed concept store dedicated to Vincent van Gogh with an exclusive license from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
From food and confectioneries to paintings and paraphernalia, every detail has been meticulously considered to let customers enjoy the essence of Van Gogh’s art in its finest form. Officially opened in October 2017 at 1881 Heritage, Hong Kong, Van Gogh SENSES has a strong intention to incorporate various elements to offer a dining and shopping experience that will definitely stimulate your senses – sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch.
Van Gogh SENSES has recently opened a new venture in Guangzhou K11 Art Mall – Van Gogh SENSES Bistro. Inspired by the work of the Great Master, Van Gogh SENSES Bistro has been designed to reflect the artist’s inspirations. It is also home to the flower shop, Van Gogh SENSES Fleur.
Hong Kong – Van Gogh SENSES, Shop 208, 1881 Heritage, 2A Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Phone no.: +852 2622 2887
Guangzhou – Van Gogh SENSES Bistro, L210, 2/F, K11 Art Mall, 6 Zhujiang East Road, Tianhe District Phone no.: +86 20 188 1689 8887
Guangzhou – Van Gogh SENSES Fleur, L1-PS02, 1/F, K11 Art Mall, 6 Zhujiang East Road, Tianhe District
Phone no.: +86 20 188 1887 7782