EVENT JOYCE CABINET “THE TREASURE” OPENING COCKTAIL
WHERE JOYCE BOUTIQUE, CENTRAL

HAPPENINGS: Belgian artist and designer Christophe Coppens is the first to collaborate with JOYCE Cabinet - the Hong Kong extension of Paris-based JOYCE Gallery. Coppens showed his exhibition titled "The Treasure" at the newly-renovated JOYCE Central store. Coppens, known for his couture accessories, was commissioned to create a special project for JOYCE. "The Treasure" includes a vibrant water fountain installation at the entrance of the boutique. Fashionistas Victoria Tang, Bonnae Gokson and Anina Ho were spotted among guests. 

 

OVERHEARD Art meets retail is the real treasure of brick-and-mortar stores.

 

CHIC CHAT with Christophe Coppens

What's the inspiration for "The Treasure"?

It's a story that I have invented.

Every piece of work is handmade. What's the biggest challenge?

Every piece is a challenge. I enjoy working on different pieces at the same time.

Why did you want to become a designer?

I made costumes for my plays when I was a theatre director and it started naturally.

Do you have any exciting new projects coming up?

After the JOYCE project, I'll be working on my first opera.

By Phoebe Chau