Climb up Duxton Hill and look for the heart-shaped tree – in front of it lies HULS Gallery Singapore, a shrine to Japanese fine crafts. Also known as "kogei", these crafts combine function with art and make the perfect gift or addition to any home. Pieces include porcelain ware from Arita, Saga Prefecture with over 400 years of history, and various lacquerware from Ishikawa Prefecture as well as rare pieces of ceramics and glasses by Japanese artists. The quality and aesthetics of the products make them suitable for professional use too.
As you can tell, HULS has developed a strong connection with various Japanese craft manufacturers, bringing in exclusive pieces to Singapore. The gallery was founded in 2017 by Yusuke Shibata – who is also the CEO of HULS Inc. and HULS Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. – and bases its essence on "Roots and Touch". Step into the gallery, and you'll be greeted with heritage pieces that emphasize textural details and how a piece feels in your hand. At the same time, functional items like plates and mugs are also elevated to pieces of art that spark joy and conversation whenever they are used. Pick up a piece to call your own at HULS Gallery Singapore today.
Time Out Singapore in partnership with HULS Gallery Singapore