AB Concept has reimagined the Four Seasons Hong Kong’s cocktail bar, Argo. The project is inspired by a traditional conservatory, with sweeping architectural curves and a palette that incorporates rich textures, floral patterns, and sophisticated finishes.
Walking toward the bar from the main lobby, guests are greeted by a feature wall made of wood inlaid with a subtly ornate flower pattern that guides them into Argo. Inside, AB Concept has created a luxurious and flexible space that will function for the hotel from morning through to night; the space transforms to easily suit the mood for a long leisurely breakfast or decadent afternoon high tea, through to buzzy happy hour drinks and even a moody venue for an evening nightcap.
The views of Victoria Harbour become a statement backdrop for the circular main bar that takes center stage. A dramatic feature within the space, the bar was previously an imposing column considered an obstruction to the view. AB Concept has given this structural element intention by embracing the form and cladding it with over 136 cylinders wrapped with false faux shagreen and framing it with a custom chandelier. Seventy-two of the cylinders revolve and open to create functional storage for the bar as well as a design focal point. This new centerpiece also brings a sense of scale to the space and defines the central bar area.
Photo: Courtesy of AB Concept