Bonhams have pledged to use their new Hong Kong headquarters to expand the territory’s traditional sales programme throughout the year.
Chairman Robert Brooks, who invited British Consul-General for
Hong Kong & Macao Caroline Wilson to open the company's newly
refurbished Far Eastern HQ at One Pacific Place in central Hong
Kong on May 8, told the gathering: "We also believe the time is
right to make another major change.
"As you know, at the moment, sales in Hong Kong take place in
two short bursts of activity - in spring and autumn. We're going to
alter that. So, overall, Bonhams will be offering more sales, more
often and in more collecting areas than our rivals.
"This is how the auction business operates in the rest of the
world. We think that's how it should operate here."
The Hong Kong auction gallery was designed by Lifschutz Davidson
Sandilands, the same award-winning UK architects who recently
completed the redevelopment of Bonhams' Bond Street HQ in London
and will now turn their attention to the auction house's New York
Mr Brooks said that the newly unveiled Hong Kong gallery
included "unprecedented technical features to provide uniquely
flexible open space immediately adaptable to accommodate auctions,
lectures, private previews and public events in one of Hong Kong's
most prestigious buildings".
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