This Hong Kong Speakeasy is Hidden Behind a Stamp Shop

By: Rebecca Byers - Jan 11, 2016
References: dezeen
Inspired by the local legend of two star-crossed lovers who secretly reunite in the middle of their lives, this Hong Kong speakeasy will appear to most passersby as a quaint little stamp shop. Entitled 'Mrs Pound,' the story follows two childhood lovers who are reunited in later life when former burlesque dancer Mrs Pound retires in Hong Kong. Legend has it that Mrs Pound would meet her married lover in a hidden bar tucked behind a stamp shop.

Once inside the stamp shop, guests must press a secret button in the form of a stamp tucked within an illuminated glass case, which activates a mechanical door that welcomes patrons into Mrs Pound. Designed by NC Design and Architecture, the interior of the restaurant draws inspiration from the films of Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai.