Chinese bespoke furniture shop 'The Red Cabinet' uses its relaunch to aid green lobby group

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 16 December, 2011, 12:00am


Watch out Horizon Plaza - Wong Chuk Hang is poised to become the city's next one-stop, high-end home furnishing hub. Manks moved there earlier this year and The Red Cabinet, which closed its Central boutique in 2008, hosted a warm and welcoming relaunch party on Wednesday at its spacious new digs in One Island South.

The bespoke Chinese antique furniture shop, founded in 1997 by Clarissa Wong, has now added French antique pieces to its collection, and expanded its Kids by Red Cabinet collection of modern, bespoke children's furniture inspired by the growing needs of her own son.

As part of the evening's celebration, The Red Cabinet held a silent auction of selected pieces benefitting Clear The Air, a non-profit group that aims to raise awareness on air pollution.

'As a way to bring something to the relaunch and give something back to our community, I invited Clear The Air as our benefitting charity,' Wong said.

'As a mom, I'm constantly thinking of my little one's health. Air pollution is something that we can't get away from, living in Hong Kong.'

Christian Masset, former chairman of Clear The Air, took the opportunity to encourage all the guests to voice their concerns to the government directly.

The proceeds from the event will contribute to the organisation's research into microparticulate levels in the air that aggravate asthma.