In the early spring of 1996, Manks was conceived over a hearty bowl of soup at the Museum of Modern Art & Scandinavian Design, Copenhagen.The founding directors, Paul Fung and Susan Man returned home with the seedlings of an enterprise that grew beyond expectation. Both ardent collectors of Scandinavian Design and Antiques for 25 years, this husband and wife partnership combined their suitable strengths to form the first earnest endeavor to introduce Scandinavian Modern Design to Hong Kong.
Manks humble beginnings began in a simple 1960 loft building tucked away in quiet area now known as Soho. Ten years on, Manks lovingly restored a neglected 1935 colonial house off Garden Road, overlooking the Hong Kong Zoological & Botanical Gardens and the Chief Executive's residence. The warehouse as it is fondly known, houses our Modern Design Collection alongside original museum quality antiques. Attracting a loyal following of discerning collectors, architects and designers, we have gone from strength to strength, involving in small and large scale commercial projects, covering hotels, airports and residential developments.
Manks latest warehouse is in a unique 6000sqft loft space next to The Ocean Park, featuring only the finest Scandinavian design furniture, lighting art and decorate items. During the past 14 years, Manks has tirelessly promoted the Scandinavian way of life, introducing the beauty of aesthetics & simplicity married to function. Considered an authority in the field, other home furnishing businesses are always looking towards Manks for inspiration and direction. To date, we represent the giants in Scandinavian Design, such as Louis Poulsen, Fredericia, Verpan, Fritz Hansen, Carl Hansen & Son, Varier Furniture and Secto Design to name a few and, we distribute our stylish design products to selected retailers who share the same philosophy.
In Summer of 2006, our sister company Manks Quarters was established. A unique real estate business specializing in finding older character properties for our clients, Manks Quarters addresses the overwhelming need to bring back quality living with a difference to the region.
The concept of Manks has enjoyed a healthy degree of success to date. The most rewarding being the cultural influence we have achieved by introducing a very European way of living to complement the Oriental lifestyle in Hong Kong. Through Manks, we proudly bring Scandinavian Modern Design and Character Properties to the attention of the discerning and we will endeavour to continue our calling into the 21st Century.