Qua x SCENE SHANG presents the Shophouse Blessings Series, inspired by Singapore’s rich history and heritage found in shophouses. These desk organisers feature the key design elements of a Singaporean shophouse, namely — the facade, which is richly decorated with elements drawn from a mix of cultures across East and West; the side elevation, which features a pitched roof for our rainy weather, the five-foot way, designed to give passage to the community in all weather; and the slanted structure, which was done to cleverly take advantage of the maximum area when aligning the front facades along roads, as well as the back for the back lanes.
In our Singapore Shophouse Blessings Series, we have included the characters in Chinese that are used to wish blessings upon the receiver, which can also be found on windows and doors of shophouses in Singapore. These elements of the facade together with the blessings are intricately painted with gold foil.
With the blessing '福乐安康 - Bliss, Joy, Peace, Health', this is the ideal practical gift to express your wishes while also serving as a keepsake.
“The soul of an age-old craft that requires time and patience can be felt from the quality lacquerware by Qua. With design inspired by our rich Singaporean heritage and history, SCENE SHANG creates an object of art that brings together beauty and soul, wishing blessings upon the receiver.” — Jessica Wong, Founder, SCENE SHANG
“Having grown up in a shophouse in Geylang, this collection is one that is close to my heart, bringing back many childhood memories. Qua is very excited to work with SCENE SHANG, to bring to light uniquely Singaporean architecture.” — Meng Yee, Founder, Qua
Actual measurements may vary ± 2 cm. Due to the use of natural materials, variations in pattern and colour will differ. All photos shown are for illustration purposes only. For more information, please read our terms and conditions.