Bomshbee: Curated Dinnerware

13 FEB 2020

Here at NOC, we are rooted in curation and that is why we are proud to present you one of our new favourites – Bomshbee.

In order to give you an unparalleled experience of simplicity, we focus on the tiny details so that you don’t have to. From the food and beverages we serve, to the decor, the furnishings, the staff – every single element plays an equally important role in helping us tell the NOC story. Apart from the taste and appearance of what’s on your table, a good selection of the tableware in which we showcase our food makes a difference and helps to elevate your brunch experience.

As we were putting together our Whampoa store, we tested different brands to see if there were any newer, better dinnerware we could use in the store. That was when we found Bomshbee, a Hong Kong based tableware brand founded by William and Anthony. Inspired by their mother’s 30-year career as an entrepreneur in crockery, Bomshbee is a passion project led by the Lau brothers. They share an interest in embodying modern, everyday essentials with beauty and quality. We are always stoked to meet local talent who share our love for minimalism and obsession to detail, and had a tough time picking out a few items from their amazing range to feature.

It was love at first sight for us when we saw the Silo salt and pepper shakers. The subtle, wavy texture of the letters ‘S’ and ‘P’, and the different shades of grey on the shakers are designed to help users distinguish between the two. We love that they encompass the minimalist ideals of functionality and thoughtful design. And it seems we are not the only ones – San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) have also taken a shining to these little guys, offering them for sale on their site.

Our favourites from the Bomshbee collection include the Tinge bowl and plates in grey. We appreciate how the exposed rims are executed beautifully to highlight the use of glazed and raw porcelain surfaces. The sleek curves on the edges of the dinnerware help create an elegant table-scape.

For those of you who visit our Whampoa store to enjoy our delicious coffee, we also selected the small Pleat container in white which we use as sugar bowls. Created with coloured porcelain, there are eight pleat lines that extend from the bottom of the container to the very top of the lid. We admire its sophisticated details and textured look.

We really enjoy connecting with like-minded local business owners and are thrilled that we get to feature designs from Bomshbee, a local family business, in our Whampoa store. We feel that it is especially important for us to showcase local designs in our spaces, so that we can take part in supporting Hong Kong’s very own designers and ensure the unique talent of our city is preserved.

Did you know that NOC was named as one of the “world’s best coffee shops for design lovers”, by Wallpaper* Magazine?