Rouge is a high street shop and Eastern Asian community hub. Founded in 2005, the shop offers a range of unique vintage furniture from China, handmade ceramics from Japan and carefully chosen textile items from across Europe. Launched in June 2022 our newly renovated workshop space & kitchen host a series of events, teaching workshops and is now also available for hire.
From 30th April 2023 we will host a new East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) pop up café. Held monthly and featuring food, music and culture this regular event aims to spotlight creatives, makers and professionals from our rich ESEA community.
Founder Yang Lei's vision is to offer a unique cultural experience on stoke Newington high street. Rouge’s renewed vision is about doing, making, and creating with others, in community. Our new direction and communal spaces were inspired by the Chinese phrase "Lexiang" (乐享), translated this means "Happiness Shared".
In offering events and workshops we aim to use creativity and community to heal.