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air | space gallery and canteen opens in Ap Lei Chau

     air | space announced today (September 27) the opening of its art gallery and canteen in Southern District, offering a unique mixture of art and food for customers under one roof.

     Co-owned by Birgit Vagani and Riccardo Bardallini, the 4,500-square foot space is located on the third floor of an industrial building in Ap Lei Chau, home to a growing cluster of local and overseas galleries and art studios. It is composed of three areas: air | space, an event space for up to 300 people; toof [ contemporary ], a contemporary gallery featuring works by mainly Brazilian and Latin American artists; and artichoke [ canteen ], a creative vegetarian restaurant.

     Ms Vagani said, "air | space attracts people from all walks of life. It is a casual and welcoming multi-functional event space for institutional needs or private functions, plus a gallery showcasing works by contemporary artists from around the world."

     Mr Bardallini added, "artichoke [ canteen ] features our favourite vegetarian dishes from far and wide, each with a creative twist. Combined with the open terrace and the gallery, the whole space is a perfect destination for people aspiring to be stylish."

     Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion Mr Andrew Davis welcomed the opening of air | space. He said, "It is a gallery that is making good use of a vacant industrial building in Hong Kong, and it is unique in that it combines a gallery, fine dining and an event space under one roof. I wish air | space success in its business."

     About air | space, toof [ contemporary ] and artichoke [ canteen ]

     air | space was envisioned and brought to life by Birgit Vagani and Riccardo Bardallini. It is intended as a destination for people to unwind and relax, meet friends and get inspired in an environment that combines art, culture, design and nature with international vegetarian cuisine. For more information, please visit or .

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Ends/Friday, September 27, 2013
Issued at HKT 15:21


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