with Charmaine Chan
Now there's a reason to traverse the length of Hollywood Road - especially if you're looking for art deco furniture and accessories. At the Sheung Wan end of the street is bFelix (meaning 'be happy'), which sells, among other items, stylish side tables (below left; $3,500) and inviting armchairs (left; $12,000). According to shop owner Philip Van Remoortere, the solid beech and cowhide chairs are produced using traditional construction methods, ensuring they remain robust and improve with age. The store also sells authentic art deco brass-frame, acid-etched lamps and China deco tables and chairs, in addition to curios such as seating made from petrified wood stumps from Arizona ($7,000 to $8,000). bFelix is at 192A Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, tel: 9091 9621; www.bfelix.com.