Celebrating Women's Day

This Women's Day, on Friday, March 8, 2024, Union Square is dedicating a day to honor and celebrate the amazing women in our lives. We believe in making this day extra special for every woman. Join us at the Đồng Khởi Lobby, where we'll share joy, laughter, and flowers.

Exclusive for This Day: Beautiful Flower Bouquets Giveaway! 🌹

As a token of our appreciation and love, we're giving away stunning flower bouquets from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. It's our way of saying thank you to all the incredible women who inspire and empower us every day.

Make sure to spread the word and invite your family, friends, and colleagues to visit us on Women's Day. It's an opportunity to make their day as special as they are to you. Let’s come together to celebrate the extraordinary women in our lives and make this Women's Day unforgettable.

See you at Union Square on March 8th!


The Bentley Home Collection: Inspiring A New Way To Live

Launched in 2013, the Bentley Home collection signifies a new vision and expansion for the most sustainable luxury automotive brand in the world: Bentley Motors. Defined by exquisite, cutting-edge materials and exceptional craftsmanship, the Bentley Home collection transforms the beloved Bentley brand to revolutionize interior design. The collaboration between the British Maison, remarkable Italian artisans, and the most innovative designers makes this world-class collection a champion of luxury furniture.   

Designed by world-renowned architect and designer, Carlo Colombo, the strong distinctive lines and timeless shapes of each creation materializes with the expression of luxury in all the details. Just last year, Bentley Home launched its new, 2021 Collection, which features four bold furniture designs hand-crafted with unique materials and finishes that blend innovation, technology, and fine craft.  

Now, you can live the way you drive. In luxury.


Kepi Coffee and Side Tables


The Kepi coffee and side tables redefine what a living room coffee table should look like. Inspired by the elegant detailing of a Bentley dashboard, the Kepi C table interprets Bentley Motors vision into furniture design. The Kepi C table features overlapping cylindrical elements at different heights with leather structures. It also comes with a wooden top covered in leather, veneered Warm Grey Fiddleback Sycamore, or Burr Walnut Briar-Root.


Leiston Veneered Armchair

Inspired by the legendary Bentley Continental GT, the Leiston Veneered Armchair designed by the acclaimed architect and designer Carlo Colombo features embracing curves, soft diamond quilting on the interior of the back and armrests, and precious metal frogs bearing the Bentley logo attached to the frame. This stylistic and elegant design is a reflection of the exquisite craftsmanship of the Bentley Home Collection.


Ambleside Veneered Bedside Table


The Ambleside Veneered Bedside Table offers a contemporary update of the traditional bedside cabinets. While the top and external frames feature veneered Warm Grey Fiddleback Sycamore, Smoked Liquidambar or Burr Walnut briar-root, the top can be customised to come in Calacatta or Valentine Grey marble. The overall aesthetics is a unique reimagination of a bedside table with internal structures that rise like an exquisite mystery box.  


President Veneered Desk


Inspired by the evocative interior designs of Bentley Motors, the President Desk features the aerodynamic style and silhouette that reflects the world of automobiles. This time, the innovative interior of Bentley Motors is translated into your office. This exquisite desk with attached storage space comes completed with a full and curvilinear structure entirely covered in leather. It also comes in wooden top covered in leather, with tempered extra-clear glass, veneered Warm Grey Fiddleback Sycamore, Toffee Brown Smoked Larch, Smoked Liquidambar or Burr Walnut briar-root.  

S&S Art Gallery: The Arrival of Contemporary Art & Pop Culture in Vietnam

The early 1990s prompted the revitalization of contemporary art and pop culture in Vietnam as Vietnamese exiles, ex-patriots, and Việt Kiều’s returned to an exciting and new generation of artistic endeavours in the heart of Saigon. While Ho Chi Minh City — better known as Saigon — has been permeated by glistening skyscrapers and limitless development projects brought in by foreign investments, the grittiness of the rising art scene occupies almost every corner of this metropolis.

Between confined alleyways, darting motorbikes, and a myriad of buildings, heavy French colonial influences are still prevalent throughout the streets, displaying the remnants of a tumultuous history ridden by conflict and wars. Nevertheless, young Vietnamese people are determined to redefine their artistic and cultural identities in a new era where art, culture, and history intersect.

Over the last few decades, Saigon has seen an increase in economic growth with international brands transitioning their manufacturing to Vietnam, local entrepreneurs pursuing their dreams, and foreigners flocking to this city. This explosive development has transformed Vietnam into an oasis for musicians and artists.

Now, amidst the historical Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Nguyen Hue walking street, art connoisseurs and enthusiasts can enjoy the latest installation of contemporary art and pop culture carefully curated for locals and visitors from every corner of the world nestled in the newly renovated Union Square Shopping Centre: S&S Art Gallery.

S&S Art Gallery was founded on the basis of a shared love and passion for art, bridging the gap between artists, the audience, and their love for art. It is a place of hope and healing, a place that inspires, and a place for Vietnam’s elites and socialites to merge and create. People love art for a myriad of reasons, but most prominently for the stories it carries and the wounds it heals. No matter one’s race, gender, background, socio-economic status, religious beliefs and any other distinguishing factors, S&S Art Gallery aims to be a peaceful retreat for all art lovers alike.

Currently displaying the works of two admirable, international artists — Cyril Kongo and Hom Nguyen — S&S Art Gallery is the newest exhibition and mecca for art lovers in Vietnam, bringing a dose of vibrancy after the looming shadows of the global pandemic.

Cyril Kongo, whose Vietnamese name is Phan Ngoc Suong, is a French painter and graffiti artist hailing from Toulouse, France. During his adolescent years, Kongo moved to the Republic of Congo with his mother, sparking his love for art, music, and culture, and following this newfound passion, the artist name ‘Kongo’ was conceived. Born to a Vietnamese father and French mother, Kongo’s works are a coalescence of Vietnamese and French artistic influences that is reflective of his cultural identity.

Over the last few decades, Kongo has gained global recognition through his paintings, murals, artistic graffitis, and collaboration with international artists. He launched Kosmopolite, the first international graffiti festival in France, and soon took over metropolitan art scenes like Amsterdam, Brussels, Casablanca, Sao Paulo, Santiago, and Jakarta. In 2009, two of his paintings were displayed in the Grand Palais museum in Paris, and in 2011, Claude Kunetz, a Parisian art dealer, organised Kongo's first solo exhibition "De la rue jaillit la lumière" (Light springing from the street). While Kongo’s fame has reached far and wide, he returns to his father’s home country with more love and compassion for his heritage and with an exciting vigor to put Vietnamese art on the world’s stage.

Kongo’s expressive techniques are a blend of Western artistic values and traditional, Vietnamese impressions. Utilising large brush strokes and bold letterings for his contemporary graffiti artwork, Kongo successfully brought street art into the galleries. His goal to shift the perspective of graffiti from a ‘vandalism’ standpoint to true artistry is complete.

After 30 years of trailblazing for Vietnamese and international artists, Cyril Kongo opened his first personal gallery in Hanoi and more recently, his second gallery at S&S Art in Saigon to not only share his inspirational story of a self-made graffiti artist but to also inspire a new generation of the local art community. And inspire he did.

Displayed at the center of the S&S Art Gallery is the 2-square meter art piece of ‘Horus Eye’, a symbol of power and aptitude to regenerate and restore. The ‘Horus Eye’ is considered a sacred amulet to protect the ancient Egyptians from devils and demons who walked the earth. Since its debut at S&S Art Gallery, this piece has astounded art lovers who admire Kongo’s intricate techniques and profound history.

More than a year after opening his first, personal gallery in Hanoi, Kongo introduces his dear friend, Hom Nguyen, a contemporary artist with a passion for portrait painting, to S&S Art. Entrusted with Kongo’s and Nguyen’s masterpieces, the S&S Art Gallery remains an extraordinary destination for artists and art enthusiasts.

Hailing from the ‘City of Lights’, Hom Nguyen has become one of the most acclaimed portrait painters of contemporary art. He was born in 1972 in France and lived in a modest apartment with his mother, who became a paraplegic after an unfortunate accident, leaving Hom as the breadwinner of the house. After his mother passed away, Hom, who was a shoeshine boy at the time to make ends meet, devoted himself to his passion for painting and drawing.

A self-taught artist who never took any formal lessons, Hom created a name for himself through his masterful paintings and large portraits of women and children that were reminiscent of his past. Inspired by his humble upbringing and dual East/West cultural identity, his works portray an introspective approach to conveying real struggles of real people, integrating contemporary styles to reflect his contemplative sense of imagination through the lens of gender equality.

Hom uses a plethora of mediums and materials such as oil, acrylic, China ink, Indian ink, gouache felt, charcoal, and a myriad of pastels to realise his creations on canvas. In 2016, Hom’s work was presented to the President of the Republic, François Hollande, at the contemporary Paris Art Fair organised at the Grand Palais in Paris. In 2019, he painted a portrait of former First Lady Michelle Obama as a collaboration with La Monnaie de Paris and Vogue magazine. This masterpiece was auctioned off in a fundraiser to support gender equality and women’s empowerment led by United Nations Women.

For the first time in Saigon, Hom showcases ‘The Woman’ collection honouring the faces of Asian women in the style of free and bold strokes creating a dialogue between the heart and soul, which has garnered national attention. Hom Nguyen, ‘the holder of memory’, reflects the purpose of each of his creations: “I do everything so thoroughly that I quickly experiment with all the materials in my own way, from pencils, pens, pastels, charcoal, black chalk, watercolours, Indian ink, acrylic, oil painting… My work is done by instinct. I love the work that creates as many shapes as it removes the shape itself. I usually love patterns that emerge from a jumble of matter, made up of tangled, squiggly squiggles.”

Now, Saigon’s S&S Art Gallery is home to two powerful artists immersing themselves in the Vietnamese cultural experience while inspiring young, local artists to transcend the bounds of art.

S&S Art Gallery is more than just a space for art. It is the convergence of diverse, cultural identities and contemporary expressions of artistic quintessence. It is a contemporary and minimalistic, interactive space for young people to be inspired, to imagine, and to create. Creators and curators of S&S Art Gallery believe in the sentimental value of art and the story behind each piece. In cultivating a welcoming new home for artists, this free exhibit aims to be a fresh and soulful haven, putting Vietnam at the forefront of the international art world.