The design scene in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, buzzed with excitement on 7th June 2024 as Zolano unveiled its highly anticipated Concept Store. Co-organized by, the grand opening marked Zolano’s exciting debut in East Malaysia, attracting a crowd of design enthusiasts and industry professionals.

Left: Mr. Thomas Yap, Chief Operating Officer of Zolano. Right: Mr. Richard Tang, Managing Director of Zolano Sabah.

The ceremony commenced with an energetic welcome, setting the tone for a day of design discovery. Representatives from Zolano HQ delivered inspiring welcome speeches. Mr. Thomas Yap, Zolano’s Chief Operating Officer, shared Zolano’s vision for the future, while Mr Richard Tang, the Managing Director of Zolano Sabah, expressed his excitement over the new outlet opening and the endless collaboration opportunities.

Left: The official ribbon cutting ceremony. Right: Mr. Tian Long, Ms. Ivy Tan, Mr. Richard Tang, Mr. Thomas Yap, Mr. Ben Chew, and Mr. Alwin Chan.

In a flurry of confetti and celebratory clicks, Zolano’s grand opening reached a high point with the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Leading the honours were Zolano’s strategic leader, Chief Operating Officer Mr Thomas Yap, Managing Director Mr Ben Chew, Marketing Director Mr Alwin Chan, Mr Richard Tang, the Managing Director of Zolano, Sabah, alongside his partner Ms Ivy Tan, and distinguished special guest Mr Tian Long. This symbolic act marked the inauguration of the new concept store, ushering in a new era for Zolano in East Malaysia.

A captivating lion dance performance erupted next, adding a vibrant touch to the celebration and ushering in good fortune for Zolano’s new chapter. The energetic display pulsated with cultural flair, setting the stage for a prosperous future.

Left: Mr. Alwin Chan introducing Zolano’s ID Program. Right: Zolano Showroom, Kota Kinabalu.

Guests were then treated to a delightful lunch, providing a relaxed environment for conversation and networking. After lunch, Mr. Alwin Chan, Zolano’s Marketing Director, took the stage to share the brand’s inspiring story and introduce their innovative ID program. This insightful presentation offered a glimpse into Zolano’s rich heritage and their unwavering commitment to empowering local designers.

Anticipation buzzed as guests embarked on a guided tour of the brand new showroom. Divided into smaller groups for a personalized experience, Zolano representatives led the way. The diverse product range was showcased, igniting a spark of inspiration for future design projects amongst the attendees.

Exclusive ID Tour.

The Zolano Concept Store in Kota Kinabalu marks a significant milestone for design enthusiasts in Sabah. With a focus on innovation, quality, and fostering collaboration, Zolano is poised to become a driving force in the region’s design scene,  helping shape the future of design in East Malaysia. 

Inspired by the possibilities? Explore Zolano’s extensive range of furniture and design solutions across their outlets.

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