1818: We Were Here Before Us


BY SCENE SHANG

 
WHEN WE LOOK BACK ON THE FIVE YEARS THAT HAS PASSED FOR SCENE SHANG, we remember faces rather than places; stories rather than products. It isn’t a long time for a brand but the faces that we remember are more than we could imagine.

These are the faces of the people who have found us in one way or another, by a chanced meeting, walked into one of our humble spaces, and made it their second home.


 Jessica, showing our signature SHANG System to dear guests at our brand launch back at our shared office on Institution Hill in May 2014. 


We started out in a shared office in a Colonial Building on Institution Hill where the few who walked in bought everything we had and gave us a tiny push that what we were doing was worth doing. Moving to a shophouse on Beach Road was nothing we planned for, yet it became an oasis for us and our regular customers, whom we now endearingly call GUIBINs (贵宾). We see the same faces week in and week out, almost knowing their voice before they say hello; knowing where they would sit in the store while they sip their tea.


Moving to a shophouse on Beach Road was nothing we planned for, yet it became an oasis for us and our regular customers.


So, you can imagine our excitement to share that we are now 2 weeks to the beginning of creating more memories in a new space with familiar and new GUIBINs. Many of the happenings in the journey of SCENE SHANG come by grace, in that, they all seem to fit so well with the SCENE SHANG story and what we hope to become as a brand. Mid-July 2019, we will open the doors to SCENE SHANG Raffles Hotel, and we can’t wait to serve you in our classic SCENE SHANG style, with tea, a warm hello and an afternoon in an oasis you can call home.


At SCENE SHANG Raffles Hotel, we remember the heritage that is richly entrenched in the architecture, interiors and stories of the greatly revered establishment that we sit in, and created a space that wants to embrace her, and share our stories with hers to all of you who walk in. Our pieces will also carry the weight of culture and the freshness of modernity in limited editions, making our GUIBINs the exclusive owners of each SCENE SHANG furniture, homeware or art.


Mid-July 2019, we will open the doors to SCENE SHANG Raffles Hotel, and we can’t wait to serve you in our classic SCENE SHANG style, with tea, a warm hello and an afternoon in an oasis you can call home.


Our new journey starts 15th July and we can’t wait to host you.
 
See you there,
Pamela
Co-Founder | SCENE SHANG


Coming Soon – 1818: We Were Here Before Us

 
An ode to the old and a nod to the new.
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