Foxglove speakeasy by NC Design & Architecture is hidden behind an umbrella shop

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This Hong Kong speakeasy by NC Layout &amp Architecture is disguised as an umbrella store, and is accessed by way of a secret doorway towards the back of the boutique (+ slideshow).

Foxglove by NC Design &amp Architecture

The studio aimed to develop a fantasy setting inspired by a hypothetical English gentleman, and set up components during the area they felt would emulate this character.

Foxglove by NC Design &amp Architecture

“The area is a fantasy planet inspired by the globe-trotting adventures of an English gentleman and is named after his love’s favourite (but potentially deadly) flower,” mentioned the team.

Foxglove by NC Design &amp Architecture

Foxglove is disguised as Fox Store – a walk-by way of boutique with narrow aisles and bespoke brass-edged wall cabinets utilised to showcase silver-handled umbrellas.


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In purchase to pass through to the bar, site visitors should touch a particular umbrella handle. Once within, they are met with a glamorous interior inspired by first-class aeroplanes and vintage autos.

Foxglove by NC Design &amp Architecture

“The unapologetically cinematic interiors draw on a moody palette of darker finishes, shadows, kind and rich materials to give the room an aptly masculine allure,” the crew mentioned.

Foxglove by NC Design &amp Architecture

A sculptural cream-coloured ceiling wraps about the principal lounge and cocktail bar region. Right here, a silver-grey marble counter contrasts with deep-blue leather seating.

Outdated-design 1st-class train cabins informed the design and style and blood-red colour palette of a VIP space offset from the principal area. Customized-made lights reminicent of classic auto headlamps are utilised to softly illuminate the spot.

Foxglove by NC Design &amp Architecture

“To enter the VIP space, visitors spot their hand on a standard floral painting at the finish of a single corridor until finally it glows, signalling the bartender to open the door,” explained the team.

Foxglove by NC Design &amp Architecture

In a second private room, emerald green marble is paired with soft leather seating. Bookshelves wrap all around the walls and above the ceiling.

Foxglove by NC Design &amp Architecture

Toilets are fashioned as ship cabin-inspired washrooms, and are accessed by a mirrored corridor.

Foxglove by NC Design &amp Architecture

NC Layout &amp Architecture is headed up by Nelson Chow, whose earlier projects contain a multi-brand style boutique and a Hong Kong restaurant that references 1920s Malaysian coffee shops.

Photography is by Dennis Lo.

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