Vintage Cave Honolulu
Private Society Elevating Art, Culture and Pleasure
The Cave Art
The Lascaux cave paintings in southwest France date back 15,000 years. Those found in Altamira in northern Spain are some 17,000 years old. The repertoire of caves have been the canvas for education, expression, culture and inspiration for over 40,000 years. Archaeological and anthropological technologies continue to unveil compelling substantiation that connect them to the very soul, decoding primal etchings that provided pivotal keys to replicate existence of civilizations through artistic expression. These renderings have become vital symbols of wonder and awe, and a momentous bond to the power of art as communication through visual, cultural and gastronomic treasures. Caves are the radix of other treasures, creating rare gemstones in the unique way only nature can devise; the painstaking process of mineral residue layered over the course of centuries through stalactites and stalagmites which when meticulously harvested, have presented the world with the most spectacular, historic gemstones. The temperature and atmospheric environments are miraculously controlled by nature which allows these magnificent occurrences, and are particularly characteristic to the lava tubes that are the foundation of Hawaii. The natural synergy between caves and Hawaii where ancient tales of lore and monarchy still dwell, and petroglyphs have become global symbols of prosperity, strength, heritage and peace. Their subliminal mystery – primal and covert – yet undeniable in the creation of the most prized entities and discoveries will forever be a beacon of distinct, elusive allure.
It is on these ideals and intrigue that The Vintage Cave Honolulu was founded.
The Cave Embrace
The unrivaled splendor and wonderment of nature have piqued human ingenuity to utilize its beauty and create means to prosper; its naturally formed caves provided the earliest environments for some of the most profound discoveries that are realized as the foundations of life. As centuries pass and modern humankind realizes a mercurial need for velocity and self-accelerating aptness, the development of a civilization with near immediate information and imagery endures. Ironically, convenience and immediacy have diminished privacy and exclusivity, turning the ease of time a luxury unto itself. The naturally protective temperature, embracing properties and particularly the intricate means to develop and honor things precious speak to the dormant needs of the soul. VCH offers salve to this dizzying pace with 150,000 custom bricks inspired by caves of bygone eras, granite harvested from remote regions of India, furnishings and delights have all been custom crafted to echo the embrace of ancient catacombs in Rome that were the lifeblood of great global civilizations, painstakingly translated to provide comfort and respite from the relentless pace of modern life with culture and grace.
The Private Cave
With a hand-picked elite collection of a world-class private chef, sommelier and butler, VCH perpetuates artisanal gastronomic pleasures at its highest, authentic origins, and continually seeks techniques and discoveries of each medium to exceed and surprise the world’s most discerning desires. At the refined hands of the VCH masters and visiting star chefs, sommelier, artists and collectors, you will partake of finesse and style through evolving diverse experiences. The choreography of The Cave interior are inspired by “The Big Four” – diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and rubies – further inspiration by the cave. Whether with illuminating culinary adventures or tutelage in eye-opening wine and food pairings, tailoring and producing private member events, VCH promises an indelible exploration of the finest immersions into heightened sensations.
The Cave Ambience
The cumulative offerings of VCH provides the ultimate in relaxation and enlightenment. The world-class collection of art of the masters is eclectically mixed with emerging visionaries. Revel in Michelangelo’s masterpiece sculpture, Madonna Della Pieta. Experience Pablo Picasso’s transition from realism to abstract through the eighteen original graphics of Les Deux Femmes Nues (produced between 1945-1950);as well as Tête de femmes, depicting his companion of many years Françoise Gilot. Groundbreaking work such as Léonard Foujita (Tsuguharu Fujita)’s Madonna and Child, famous for merging traditional Japanese ink technique within Western painting genres, and the works of Ting Shao-Kuang and Zhou Ling, China; Anton Molnar, Hungary; Angeles Cereceda, Spain; Jennifer Markes, United States; and Jumpei, Japan – are amongst the vast collection of works collected for their importance, diversity, innovation and unique gift to the fine art world. A most treasured epic triptyque created at the age of 92 by late-period painter, Ardon Mordecai, Hiroshima, provoke introspection challenging space and time, depicting an historical tragedy with poignance and humanity. The unique ambience of the ever-evolving Cave, teamed with globallyheralded authorities in all fields artisanal, authentic and refined will continually astonish and amuse.