Our New Location!
426A Joo Chiat Road (Level2 walk up)
I am putting together a space I will be calling my next home for emgallery. I feel excited as this is a new beginning for my textile venture…turning a new leaf!
Following my break after Raffles Hotel, I’ve decided to make a gradual return to my shop. This time, I have had time to think about what kind of set-up I’d like and where I would like to be based. I’ve thought about what excites me about my business and how I started it. It is always good to go back to your roots. My passion for textiles and creations prompted me to start this textile venture. That remains unchanged. The challenge was to balance my time and effort between my creative activities and running a retail operation.
My first decision was to regain my base, where I can house and work with my collections and continue to welcome our friends. It was then important to find a place that allowed me to have the time to design and create while running a shop. I thought about how I started my gallery at home. I enjoyed the flexibility and personalized set-up. Was there any way to simulate that?
One day I came upon a cosy unit on vibrant Joo Chiat Road. It is tucked away on the second floor of a shophouse and it felt more like a home than a shop. Oh yes, I thought. It will be my humble little studio, which reminds me of my beginnings. I loved it. It will be a perfect base to restart my shop!
I found out the unit used to belong to a weaving studio! I even traced to their nearby new studio and we had a great chat about textiles. What a wonderful coincidence!
We are now open. Do come by and spend some time with us at our new gallery!
Emiko / emgallery