AB Concept is a top interior design and architectural studio in Asia and it has as major clients the world’s leading hoteliers, luxury developers, and premium restaurants. Founded in 1999 by Ed Ng and Terence Ngan, AB Concept combines architectural precision with bespoke craftsmanship to create projects of enduring quality for a list of leading developers, luxury hotel companies, restaurateurs and individuals around the world.
The architecture and interior design of AB Concept studio has built a reputation in the luxury hotels and residence projects, unique dining destinations and commercial sectors, working with leading hospitality operators including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Rosewood Hotels, Mandarin Oriental and W Hotels as well as select restaurateurs and prestigious residence from Hong Kong’s iconic landmarks to the sought-after coastline of Cote d’Azur.
Exclusive interview with AB Concept
When you remember your first project, what do you feel?
Well, I remember telling myself, “Finally! I’ve designed something with my name on it.”
One quality your team members must have?
Our team members must have the quality of being a storyteller, who is versatile.
The first thing that catches your eye when you enter a room (empty or not)?
The ceiling height always catches my attention.
What does your home say about you?
Quality, quality, quality. I want to go home where I feel comfortable and don’t need to worry about a single thing.
Do you have an idol? How do you feel being someone’s idol?
I don’t have an idol, per se, but anyone who thinks differently than I would is considered a mentor to me. Those who make a significant influence on the way of living are always people I look to for inspiration and to enrich my vision.
How Arts & Crafts and Advanced Technology will live together?
The more advanced technology becomes, the more we come back to the genuine human touch of it.
“Those who make a significant influence on the way of living are always people I look to for inspiration and to enrich my vision” by AB Concept.
Complete the sentences:
I can’t work without my … pencil and paper.
Blank sheet for me is…the beginning.
What your favorite piece of clothing says about you…Quality stays and style go.
When I revisit my childhood home I remember ….the green and white ceramic floor
If I wasn’t architect/interior designer, I would be …bored to tears every day.
The Oscar for the best Scenario in a movie goes to …Brazil by Terry Gilliam.
Less is more …or more is more? Less is more.
I get uninspired when…I’m hungry.