This article showcases our top picks for the best Hong Kong based Art startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Art industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Hong Kong Art Startups
Lots of Buttons
Lots of Buttons is an eCommerce website that allows people to search through and buy every button available in the world, in addition to a range of trims, ribbons and rhinestones for crafts projects. Lots of Buttons (LOB) has cataloged over 10,000 buttons, ribbons and other beautiful craft ingredients on its website, lotsofbuttons.com.
It aims to be the largest crafts store online.. .
McNamara Art Projects
McNamara Art Projects is an independent art consultancy and curatorial body founded in 2015. Based in Hong Kong, the platform is committed to delivering quality art to the public in urban centers, with a vision to shift mass appreciation for art and develop audience engagement through an annual series of innovative programs.
McNamara Art Projects also provides guidance in shaping public and private collections across the Asia region, with a focus on Western modern and contemporary art. All proceedings of commercial sales go towards supporting the public art programme, generating a sustainable ecosystem from which the public benefits..
Artrvl is art exchange. Artist in residence for art lovers.
Home for emerging artists and art hosts to exchange creations with travel. We are a group of traveling artists and art lovers, we strive to make a difference for our life and others alike. We promote true art appreciation and help breed art in friendly and receptive environment.
By inviting foreign artists to travel to their country, art hosts get to experience their desired creations and creative process in person, exchange culture, and create bond with the artists; Artists get their travel and creative materials costs covered, exchange culture, gain global support and connections.. .
Mon Amour is one of the fastest wedding oil painting shops in Hong Kong in recent years. It specializes in providing customers with high-grade oil painting services in European galleries.
In addition to wedding paintings, Mon Amour also produces painting for families and children. And pet painting.
In 2013, the first log reenactment and Plexiglas® crystal paintings were introduced to redefine the wedding oil painting.. .
ACEPRO Hong Kong, they are a team of professional services provider with designers, technicians, business developers & consultants in Art, Commercial, Exhibition services. They are passionate about the work they do, dedicated to details and connect tide with their client to meet their pressure deadlines and support their business moving & growing smoothly.
They also help to simplify complicated work process in one stop service.. .
At Print-Prints.com, we take pride in printing our customers products in our own factory-of-the-art and printing facilities. Printed materials such as business cards, flyers & leaflets, greeting cards, folders, posters, letterheads, brochures, catalogues, banners, advertising systems, and much more, are available in high-quality raised ink, offset and brilliant digital printing quality. Our company is proud of its traditional print background & professional design consultation, we became one of the first online print shops in Asia.
We have been offering our wide range of services & products with our customers & users, where we operate under the name Print-Prints.com.. .
The Art Gorgeous
The art world is also about people – about what people follow, love and consume. It goes much beyond which art they have on their walls.
As a media company and community powerhouse, they develop innovative concepts and strategies and create captivating content, closely working with their unparalleled network of global art world influencers and institutions. To make some of this ideas and content visible, they founded two unique editorials: TheArtGorgeous.com and TheArtGent.com Since its launch in Summer 2015, they have conducted over 100 interviews with art world trendsetters from Mexico City to Shanghai including Petra Cortright, Michael XuFu Huang, Zoe Buckman, Cao Fei and Michaela dePury.
Inaugurating in Fall 2016 in Hong Kong, the “ART x LUX CONFERENCE” -The Business of Creative Collaborations, is the brainchild of TheArtGorgeous. The Conference examines the continuous engagement of the luxury- and fashion industry in the field of contemporary art.
Vice versa it explores how contemporary art can help to create meaningful and innovative platforms and formats for brands.. .
The House of Folklore
The concept of FolkloreHK was born out of a passion for combining contemporary art with the idea of retaining antique designs and the traditional touch. They believe in history, maintaining constant touch with ones roots and aim to revive traditional art forms from across the world where every concept is hand-made.
In a world where technology dominates every aspect of their life and creates anything, the meticulous touch of an artisan possesses the potential to create handmade gifts and something that cannot be replicated. I put myself in a buyers shoe and ask myself what would I like to have and the following come to mind – unique handicrafts, designs with an emphasis on quality where I see value for money.
How about I add one last aspect, where I can create all the above, and through the same give back something small to society in a way which would create a meaningful difference in someone’s life.This is exactly what Folklore HK strives to achieve through its Gift Shop Hong Kong business.. .
AJING is driven by the aim to bring high quality decorative material finishes to the art and design field. AJING aspires to create pieces that stand out in an environment while maintaining a textural balance with its surroundings.
They are fascinated by the possibilities of metal bonding and anticipate its fusion with Asia’s art and design culture.. .
Alchemist Creations is founded by 3 young designers in 2012 with the motto “Turn Neglect Into Shine”. They believe in discovering the beauty of the mundane and turn them into elegant goods.
Alchemist evokes the revolution of “Combining Handcraft Production With Social Innovation”. They utilize social resources and they created innovative sustainable product designs..
Cooperativa cultista is a platform of collaborative ideas for promoters, artists, producers and anyone else with a will to create. They initiate projects that make a difference in the field of culture, art and entertainment.
They work together, because they believe that by sharing and cooperation everything is achievable. They are all around the world, but their center of gravity is in hong kong..
Soundbrenner – making music practice addictive. Over 1 billion people have tried learning an instrument and failed.
More than 90% of people who start playing music give up in less than a year. Enter Soundbrenner.
By combining wearables with great software, Soundbrenner creates a music practice experience that is fun and rewarding, allowing anyone to learn and master any instrument. To date we shipped over 80,000 wearables and are in music stores in over 40 countries.
Our mobile apps are used by over 500,000 musicians every month. We’re headquartered in Hong Kong and operate an additional office in Berlin.
While we are proud of the progress we made so far, we still consider ourselves to be at the very beginning of what is to come.. .
Combining PRINTS and DESIGN in hospitality, residential, exhibitions and brands collaboration worldwide. The production company and gallery were founded in 2014.
Production Q focuses on creative development and image creation, providing art and design for interior and luxury projects. their creative director leads the artistic vision for each project, overseeing a team of designers and artists in the studio to ensure that all artwork being produced meets the highest standards of quality, craftsmanship and creativity..
QI POST is a premium digital media for the growing segment of jet-setting, metropolitan Chinese interested in global luxury trends and lifestyles. It brings the latest trends and stories in luxury living and travel from world cities, through our handpicked network of international bloggers.
Its content covers Perspectives, Luxury Travel, Lifestyle, Food & Wine, Art & Design. Launched in 2012, QI POST has dedicated sections for international brands wishing to connect with our readers.
“LUXURY SHOPPING GUIDE (高端购物指南)” is a venue for high-end products and unique travel or lifestyle experiences providers to introduce themselves to the Chinese market. The QI Group provides VIP “CONCIERGE” service in China to support local enquiries into items introduced in the Guide, including making reservations..
The Value is a trilingual online platform providing the latest art market information of value to Chinese and English readers. They strive to bridge the gap between Chinese and English reporting, linking the often-segregated Chinese art scene with the international art scene.
With their cross-cultural insider network, knowledge and perspective, they endeavor to bring transparency to the art markets.. .
Uniprint is an up and rising personalised gift platform that offers an innovative solution to customers by combining the value of personal connection and universal creativity. Our motto, to empower a new generation of co-creation between customers and art talents says it all.
We provide the channel to create 100% personalised gifts by connecting you to the best art talents- post a design request in less than 1 minute to reach out to thousands of art talents! As firm believers that creativity and a passion for art is universal and not limited to designers with professional qualifications, our goal is also to open the channel for those to exhibit their passion and be connected to customers in search for uniqueness. Strategically located in Asia, we hope to leverage the growing art movement to expand the co-creation lifestyle and personalisation market..
Pixelist creates bespoke handmade oil paintings of digital images. Users can submit photos from Flickr, Facebook, Google, Instagram, and more.
Pixelist was co-founded by Will Freeman and Conor Colwell in 2013 and is based in Wan Chai, Hong Kong.. .
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