SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS
While world-class exhibitions of visual culture are inevitably the main draw at M+, the three food and beverage outlets set to open in the museum promise new culinary concepts worthy of the museum’s stature.
Among the three spaces are two fullservice restaurants, designed by local practice LAAB Architects, each with its own distinctive dining concept and ambience. Led by executive chef Daniel Chan, Add+ offers all-day dining along the waterfront promenade, while Mosu Hong Kong, with executive chef Sung Anh at the helm, will offer refined Korean dining on the Roof Garden, overlooking Victoria Harbour. Finally, the Curator Creative Café at M+, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, sits next to the museum shop, The Other Shop.
The Other Shop presents a range of carefully crafted merchandise to inspire visitors and enhance the museum visit. Conceived by the London-based Lumsden Design, the space reinterprets local Hong Kong design elements. Thoughtfully arranged displays are to be found in the shelves of traditional baizigui (Chinese medicine cabinets); a brightly-coloured display wall houses M+ cultural and creative materials, including The Making of M+, the first in a series of collaborations between the museum and British book publisher Thames & Hudson; and children’s products are beautifully presented to inspire junior visitors’ curiosity and passion for knowledge.
The M+ Shop, also by Lumsden Design, is located on M+’s ground floor, adjacent to the Artist Square in the West Kowloon Cultural District. It sells products connected to the collections and exhibitions, and will open with over 20 artist collaborations. The shop features distinctive design features, such as an alley of contemporary pai dongs (street vendors) and a glowing pavilion to provide deep insight into artists and their practice.
All proceeds from M+ retail purchases fund museum initiatives on visual culture. The products and publications are available in store and online for dispatch worldwide.