Founded by three French entrepreneurs, La Station recently opened its flagship shop in Hong Kong, ushering in the first of a series of concept stores aimed at bringing a genuine European coffee experience to Asian customers. As guests first walk through the door of La Station, the first thing to notice is the curvaceous white subway-tiled wall lined with brass wall lamps, offering an unapologetic nod to the train stations back home in France. Below, a gold-coloured stainless steel counter exudes warmth, while to the right the menu board has been fashioned from a traditional European-style split-flap display, indicating the brews on offer. A grey-tinted mirror and open front awning enhance the sense of spaciousness, making it difficult for guests to walk by without popping in to say hi. The bronze pipes feature which has been crafted in the shape of the MTR map in a glittering homage to Hong Kong.
Enoch Hui received his architectural training at the University of Bath and practiced architecture and interior design in both the UK and Hong Kong. He found Atelier E in the year 2009, where every project is a symphony of sequential and intertwining spaces with unique and refined detailing carefully arranged to produce a journey of discovery. This approach reflect Huiâ€™s motto that life is full of joy, so enjoy it as much as you can, while you can. - and very much the same idea he always wants his client to experience in his design. Enoch is a full member of the Hong Kong Designers Association HKDA and an executive committee of Hong Kong Interior Design Association HKIDA . He was selected as a winner in Perspectiveâ€™s 40 under 40 Recognition 2013. He has also been a guest critic for design institutes at home and in the UK.