ab concept inc.
Rising interior design star AB Concept opens new contemporary concept restaurant Noi at Four Seasons Hong Kong
Italian Silhouette’s dining room. Image credit AB Concept
Hong Kong – Perched on the edge of Victoria Harbour, Four Seasons Hong Kong is a landmark that fuses gastronomy and wellness. In 2021, 16 years after its opening, a new hospitality space designed by the international interior design studio AB Concept has been unveiled. AB Concept is designing the hotel’s entrance and front piazza, lobby and lobby lounge gallery, and the new award-winning cocktail bar ARGO as part of a major refurbishment. Unveiled the design of the new restaurant lounge Noi, headed by starred chef Paulo Airaud.
AB Concept divides the restaurant into two zones, following a design brief drawn up by the chef. The two areas are the Italian-style dining room Italian Silhouette (22 people capacity) and the casual breakout lounge Doodle Garden, complete with a wine bar kiosk and panoramic views of Hong Kong.
The interior is finished with a design concept that incorporates a Japanese taste while retaining the vestiges of Italy. Combining Italian architecture with contemporary furnishings, it pays tribute to the Italian-Argentinian Chef Airaudo’s background and heritage, and includes a wine cellar. “Noi” means “we” in Italian. Chef Airaudo’s own childhood favorites, a playlist of his favorite hits from the 80’s and 90’s, past travels, movies and video games he’s seen, and playful interiors inspired by his many tattoos. We offer full-fledged fine dining in a space full of energy and fun that embodies a half-life. [Image 2
Foyer at Doodle Garden. Image credit AB ConceptFoyer at Doodle Garden. Image credit AB Concept
Noi offers a special experience in each area that will be your own memory for that day and that moment. Artistic decorations on the carpets, walls, and ceilings, as well as two private dining rooms with pop art motifs, and graphics throughout the restaurant create a fusion of art and cuisine. For private dining, Italian Renaissance moldings are modernized with elements of pop art. Sit back and relax in AB Concept’s Viola chair, a collaboration with renowned Italian furniture maker Poltrona Frau. A second private dining suite is also accessed through a hidden door, both of which lead into a curated wine cellar that separates the two rooms.
The navy-based foyer welcomes guests with lighting and carpet graphics that change according to the season. The lounge’s namesake ‘Doodle Garden’ has built-in LEDs in the ceiling and is illustrated with chef Airaudo’s vintage tattoos. Enjoy a glass of wine at the wine kiosk while you wait for your seat at the restaurant.
Italian Silhouette is the main dining room, inspired by traditional Italian motifs, featuring a rich material and color palette of deep blue, bronze, dark timber, leather, wavy glass and silver travertine. The banquet seats overlooking the open kitchen are covered with Japanese roof tiles, and the Doodle Garden on the other side is separated by bamboo screens, creating a comfortable space with a multi-layered atmosphere. Noi pays attention to every detail to make you feel inspired.
Italian Silhouette from left, Doodle Garden – ceiling detail Image credit AB ConceptItalian Silhouette from left, Doodle Garden – ceiling detail Image credit AB Concept
“Noi’s vision was to create a delightful fine dining experience that fits the vibrant city scene and celebrates the ethos of Chef Paulo Airaudo. We will take you on a unique and authentic culinary adventure with a few episodes.Based on the concept of contemporary Italian, we offer interiors using the finest materials, custom-made furniture, and first-class craftsmanship. You can see it everywhere.” Ed Ng, Designer, AB Concept
High resolution images can be downloaded here.
https://finnpartners.box.com/s/8wrfpcdegz3iyd79zqlik3iwub746aa9 Please contact CatchOn for more information.
AB Concept is a design studio founded in Hong Kong in 1999 by architect Terence Ngan and interior designer Ed Ng. Over the past 20 years, through the interior design of commercial facilities and private residences around the world, we have expressed the values and world views of our clients into actual spaces with a sense of touch. As a creative partner of various global hospitality brands, we provide spaces where people can enjoy being in the moment. We have designed furniture, lighting, and textiles that are unique yet easy to use for everyone.
We believe in the power of design. Good design shapes people’s experiences and creates positive memories. Crafts that help you be yourself, spend time with others, live in the moment, and inspire and inspire you to make your life better. Ultimately, design is about being.
Chef Paulo Airaudo:
Chef Paulo’s cuisine is backed by a track record of training at the world’s finest restaurants. His first restaurant, La Bottega in Geneva, and Amelia, named after his daughter, both earned Michelin awards less than six months after opening. In 2021, Amelia won two Michelin stars in the gastronomic region of Basque Country, making history as the first foreign chef. And in 2019, he was recognized for his role in evolving modern European cuisine at the Jeunesse Restaurants Innovation Awards. Since then, we have opened a total of 10 dining concept restaurants around the world (San Sebastian, Hong Kong, Colombia, etc.).
Michelin-starred chef Paulo Airaud takes the next step in his culinary journey with Noi, the Asian flagship of his new contemporary Italian restaurant concept. “Noi” is the Italian word for “we”. Adding fun to fine dining, Chef Paulo takes you on a new gastronomic adventure that is authentic and unique by sharing his passion and some of the culinary creations he has created. . The seasonal tasting menus are crafted by Paulo’s obsession with using the best ingredients from small vendors and making each ingredient with respect to the farmer and the land. Continuing his culinary journey, Chef Paulo offers hearty dishes filled with childhood memories and favorite flavors and ingredients.
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong :
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is one of the world’s leading luxury hotel operators, currently operating 118 hotels in 48 countries. Opened in 2005, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong offers the ideal location for business and leisure visitors to Hong Kong and the personalized, cutting-edge service that Four Seasons guests around the world have come to expect and appreciate. It offers. It has recently won numerous awards, including four stars from the Forbes Travel Guide and a Michelin star.
Address: Portion A, Podium L-5 Four Seasons Hotel 8 Finance Street, Central Hong Kong
Instagram: @fshongkong www.fourseasons.com
Details about this release: