AB Concept: From Minimalist Interiors to Bold Architecture – Integrating minimalist interiors into bold interpretations of traditional architectural forms, AB Concept has been hailed as one of the most innovative and acclaimed design firms not only in Asia but across the world, thanks to its forward thinking leaders Ed Ng and Terence Ngan. AB Concept is a leader in both architectural and interior design, consulting for luxury brands such as the Four Seasons, Rosewood, Mandarin Oriental, Shangri-La Hotels. Hand-sketching and designing each component and often conceptualizing and fabricating bespoke furniture, the duo’s work is characterized by attention to detail, personal touch, and fine craftsmanship. This volume showcases projects that make the eponymous design house a vanguard in the world of high design.
In the two decades since Ed Ng and Terence Ngan founded AB Concept in Hong Kong, the duo has built their practice into an international design powerhouse. Renowned for their sensual, textured interiors, architectural use of space, and meticulous detailing, Ed and Terence draw on diverse cultural influences to create exceptional, narrative-driven interiors for some of the most beautiful hotels, restaurants, clubs, and homes in the world. Today, Ed and Terence oversee their design ateliers across multiple locations and manage an eclectic boutique-sized team of talented designers to translate their unique vision into truly extraordinary spaces.
Paola Singer is a freelance journalist who writes about travel, food, architecture, and interior design. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and Surface magazine, among other publications. She was born in Uruguay and has lived in Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Boston, and New York City, her home for the past ten years.
Cathy Lee is a passionate philanthropist focusing on children’s causes and a devoted supporter of design and the arts. In 2016, she became the first Asian patron of Save the Children and was instrumental in establishing the Children’s Emergency Fund. She is an advisory board member of Hong Kong Red Cross, holds fundraising and board roles at both the Hong Kong Arts Centre and the Hong Kong Museum of Art, and is the chairperson of The Friends of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Grace Leo is an award-winning hotelier recognized for her work in greenfield development and for pioneering the trend toward design-led boutique hotels, founding her own hotel company in 1988. In 2014, Reignwood Investments UK chose her to manage Ten Trinity Square in London. In 2016, she joined Ledunfly as the CEO of their newly formed hospitality division. For the past nine years, she has been a member of the executive committee of Leading Hotels of the World.
Can Faik is an award-winning journalist and the editor of SPACE and Hotel Spec, the world’s leading authorities on international hotel design. He is known for his far-ranging perspective on the hospitality industry and as the go-to person for news, trends, and developments. He has chaired debates and spoken at many leading hospitality events.
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