In order to give you an unparalleled experience of simplicity, we focus on the tiny details so that you don’t have to. From the food and beverages we serve to the decor, furnishings and staff – every single element plays an equally important role in helping us to tell the NOC story. Besides the taste and appearance of what’s on your table, a good selection of tableware to showcase our food makes a difference and helps to elevate your dining experience.
As we were putting together our Whampoa shop, we tested different brands to see if there were any newer, better dinnerware we could use. That was when we found Bomshbee, a Hong Kong–based tableware brand founded by William and Anthony Lau. Inspired by their mother’s 30-year career as an entrepreneur in crockery, Bomshbee is a passion project by the Lau brothers. They share an interest in embodying modern, everyday essentials with beauty and quality. We’re always stoked to meet local talent who share our love for minimalism and obsession for detail, and we had a tough time picking out a few items from their amazing range to feature.
It was love at first sight for us when we saw the Silo salt and pepper shakers. The subtle, wavy texture of the letters “S” and “P and the different shades of grey on the shakers are designed to help users to distinguish between the two. We love that they encompass the minimalist ideals of functionality and thoughtful design. And it seems we’re not the only ones – the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has also taken a shining to these little guys, offering them for sale on their website.
Our favourites from the Bomshbee collection include the Tinge clay bowl and the plates in grey. We appreciate how the exposed rims are beautifully executed in order to highlight the use of the glazed and raw porcelain surfaces. The sleek curves on the edges of the dinnerware help to create an elegant tablescape.
For those of you who visit our Whampoa branch to enjoy our delicious coffee, we have also selected the small Pleat container in white, which we use as a sugar bowl. Created with coloured porcelain, there are eight pleat lines that extend from the bottom of the container to the very top of the lid. We admire its sophisticated details and textured look.
We really enjoy connecting with like-minded local business owners and are thrilled that we get to feature designs from Bomshbee, a local family business, in our Whampoa store. We feel it is especially important for us to showcase local designs in our spaces so that we can take part in supporting Hog Kong’s home-grown designers and ensure that the unique talent of our city is preserved.
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