Haworth marked the opening of its new Hong Kong showroom with a Venetian carnival party on 23 June 2016.
July 26th, 2016
Haworth made its mark in Hong Kong in late June with the opening of a brand new showroom. The space is located in Wanchai on the 39th storey of the China Online Centre at 333 Lockhart Road. Set against broad views over the water, Haworth presents a variety of settings that embody its ‘Organic Workplace Strategy’.
The strategy recognises that there is a need for flexibility and adaptation to constant change in the workplace. The Hong Kong showroom demonstrates a variety of work settings to suit different activities, with consideration given to what is most relevant to the Hong Kong market. An emphasis on hospitality and residential characters reflects the evolving work styles that can be seen around the region. Finishes, artworks and artefacts reflect the Hong Kong location.
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