August 17, 2022

AB Concept Designs Argo, Four Season Hong Kong’s New Destination Cocktail Bar

Inspired by a conservatory, Argos VIP space features many curved and faceted surface areas as well as mirrors throughout that show the light and views to develop a sense of depth. AB Concept worked with Raku Inoue, the Canada-based, Japanese multidisciplinary artist who works with organic products like flowers, stems and leaves to create gorgeous art work.

Building on the stylish arrival experience and brand-new lobby Café, AB Concept has actually reimagined the Four Seasons Hong Kongs cocktail bar, Argo. Set to become a brand-new must-visit location for visitors, residents and visitors to experience first-rate innovative and explorative mixed drinks, Argo is influenced by a conventional conservatory, with sweeping architectural curves and a combination that integrates abundant textures, floral patterns, and sophisticated surfaces, using a refined escape in one the busiest cities worldwide.
Strolling towards the bar from the main lobby, visitors are welcomed by a feature wall made of wood inlaid with a discreetly elaborate flower pattern that guides them into Argo. Inside, AB Concept has actually developed a versatile and glamorous area that will work for the hotel from morning through to night, the area transforms to easily fit the state of mind for a long leisurely breakfast or decadent afternoon high tea, through to buzzy pleased hour drinks and even a moody location for a night nightcap.

The main seating locations are semi-enclosed to produce a feeling of intimacy and are specified utilizing open dividers made of refined nickel that dont block the spectacular views. The option of nickel supplies a functional and inconspicuous structural aspect for the daytime while at nights the mirrored finish shows the light to create a shimmering ambiance while a customized textured ceramic wallpaper incorporates another textural element and adds to the glamorous feel of the area.

Inspired by a conservatory, Argos VIP room features many curved and faceted surface areas as well as mirrors throughout that show the light and views to develop a sense of depth. AB Concept worked with Raku Inoue, the Canada-based, Japanese multidisciplinary artist who works with natural products like flowers, stems and leaves to create beautiful artworks. The furniture throughout has been created by AB Concept and customized made specifically for Argo to perfectly fit the evolving functions of the space and needs of guests. Custom-made patterned tables feature floral patterns motivated by the design and paying tribute to the conservatory idea.

The smooth curves of the frame are also emphasized by hanging terrariums that connect into the conservatory design and become focal lighting functions. The furnishings throughout has been designed by AB Concept and customized made specifically for Argo to completely fit the progressing functions of the area and requirements of visitors. Customized patterned tables include flower patterns inspired by the style and admiring the conservatory principle.
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” Our vision for Argo was to create a new destination bar that fits the dynamic scene in the city and justifies the stunning Victoria Harbour views while likewise striking a balance between function and visual appeals. Our style concept was motivated by a conservatory and we wanted this to be communicated in many of the thoughtful information throughout the bar, from the usage of mirrors to reflect the amazing views and give an immense sense of light and depth to the area to the range of animals framed on the wall by artist Raku Inoue,” said Ed Ng, co-founder of AB Concept.
The vast and remarkable views of Victoria Harbour become a declaration background for the circular primary bar that takes centre stage. A significant feature within the area, the bar was previously an enforcing column considered an obstruction to the view, AB Concept has actually given this structural component intention by embracing the form and cladding it with over 136 cylinders covered with incorrect synthetic shagreen and framing it with a customized chandelier. 72 of the cylinders revolve and open to create practical storage for the bar as well as a spectacular style centerpiece. This brand-new centrepiece also brings a sense of outstanding scale to the space and specifies the main bar area.

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