The dark and masculine mood for Ando – a 30-seat restaurant in Hong Kong jointly owned by celebrity Argentinian chef Agustin Ferrando Balbi and Hong Kong-based global hospitality group, JIA Group – was inspired by its address in Hong Kong’s famous restaurant and bar district, Lan Kwai Fong. Over the past decade, this dense urban hot spot has seen considerable construction and development, and Brewin’s design references the neighbourhood’s character with raw concrete, hammered stone and patina-finished metal. The feeling of weight and structural solidity is emphasised by thick-walled arches and a muscular chimney feature that descends from the ceiling, whilst subtle surface textures enhance the dark-hued, industrial vibe.
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