A Hong Kong eatery with a window onto the world.
January 18th, 2010
Modernity meets heritage at the latest hospitality venture from AB Concept interior architects, located in the iconic IFC skyscraper.
The French Window takes its interior inspiration from the restaurant’s Gallic menu, using a French chateau as the influence for its ornate interior.
With breathtaking views framed by the floor to ceiling windows overlooking Hong Kong’s harbour, the interior was thoughtfully designed to complement the view, whilst not overshadowing it.
Opulent furnishings – which feature upholstered olive green high-backed chairs paired with cool greys and creams throughtout – treat guests to the sumptuous comforts of a palatial interior in an unashamedly modern setting.
“The French Window is a charming combination of modern textures and colours with a touch of French design, creating an atmosphere of relaxed and inviting elegance. Our goal has been to craft a restaurant that is upscale, not uptight,” said Ed Ng, founder and director of AB Concepts. ’¨
Inspired by the dim hallways of a French chateau, the entrance passageway into the 500 square meter restaurant allows diners to view the restaurant’s impressive wine cellar.
With decorative floor lamps and suspended lights with detailing set in wrought iron, the designers found their inspiration in antiquities from Parisian markets bringing a little piece of France to an unmistakably urban Asian environment.
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