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BEST NIGHTCLUB/LOUNGE
FINALIST

BAR TRIGONA AT FOUR SEASONS
KUALA LUMPUR

DESIGN FIRM: AB Concept, Hong Kong
THE COMMISSION: Create a design scheme that highlights the 220-degree views of the city
in this venue (whose entrance is discreetly hidden within The Lounge at the same hotel).
THE CHARRETTE: Curate a range of local and Western styles for a fresh interpretation of

"glocal." "The design presents an array of traditional features while merging and bringing
balance between colonial and Asian influence to create a level of luxury and sophistication
synonymous with the Four Seasons brand," says Ed Ng, principal, AB Concept. Columns
are designed to look like shutters in a testament to European architecture, while traditional
materials such as glass, leather and bronze are typical of Malaysian crafts.
THE COOL STUFF: Light 'em up, using 52 strings of lights and 715 pendant lights to
recreate the effect of a starry night outside within the walls of this venue. The team used
over 9,000 pieces of mirrored glass behind the bar to reflect and refract that illumination.
Yo-yo inspired lights over the bar add a playful touch.
THE CARRY-OUT: Shock value isn't a necessity to craft jaw-dropping spaces. You won't
find provocative art, rotating tables, virtual reality or robots here. Instead, it's the joyous
abandonment of the material use and installation that transforms this hotspot from
merely beautiful to exemplar status.

SOURCES
OWNER: Venus Assets Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur; OPERATOR: Four Seasons Hotels and
Resorts, Toronto: DESIGN FIRM: AB Concept, Hong Kong: Ed Ng, principal; Terence Ngan,
principal; Joanne Kwan, project designer; ARCHITECT: NRY Architects sdn bhd, Kuala
Lumpur; PURCHASING COMPANY: Venus Assets Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur; FABRICS:
Altfield Interiors; Berto Salotti; Sankon Limited; Spring Collection; FLOORCOVERINGS:
New Ravenna; Richfield Building Supply Co. Ltd.; LIGHTING: Global Lighting; Lasvit
(HK) Ltd.; Magazzini Vivace Ltd.; SURFACING MATERIALS: C.T. Choy Co. Ltd.; Markway
International Ltd.; Max Deco Stones & Tiles Ltd.; Princeflord Building Materials Ltd.;
Rahmen (Asia) Limited; Saint Glas Ltd.; WALLCOVERINGS: ACS Design (Asia)

FINALIST

POPPY

DESIGN FIRM: Built, Inc., Los Angeles
THE COMMISSION: Bring a surre-

alist fantasy to vivid, sensual life in this
next-level offering from longtime Built,
Inc. client The h.wood Group. Add a
library to the standard list of nightclub spaces. Use the design to create
a hotspot so exclusive that it's one of
the hottest in West Hollywood, despite
only being regularly open to the public
on Thursday nights (other nights are
for events, private or otherwise, many
featuring the city's A-list).
THE CHARRETTE: "Dream-like

SOURCES
OWNER/OPERATOR: The h.wood Group, Los Angeles; DESIGN FIRM/ARCHITECT/PURCHASING
COMPANY/GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Built, Inc.: John Sofio, owner; ARCHITECTURAL
MATERIALS: Emser Tile; ART & ACCESSORIES: Arshia Fathali; AUDIO/VISUAL & ELECTRONICS:
FYXX Entertainment; FABRICS: Luxury Fabrics; FLOORCOVERINGS: Built Industries; FURNITURE:
Built Industries; LIGHTING: Elegant Lighting; JM Empire Design; Trans Globe; SIGNAGE: Reflect
Signs; SURFACING MATERIALS: Far West Plywood; WALLCOVERINGS: Mahogany; WINDOW
TREATMENTS: Built Industries

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thoughts manifest: the night primed
in abstract for folly," says John Sofio,
Built's founder. If that sounds theoretical, consider the focal points: a ceiling
made of silk flowers; a rose-and-white
checkerboard floor; drapery around

doors, not windows, walls full of niches
for books and objets d'art and taxidermy animals (yes, a potentially illreceived move in today's animal-loving
climate, but it's a calculated risk).
THE CHALLENGE: Because Poppy
is housed in the former STK space
and not a newbuild or full gut renovation, Sofio didn't have carte blanche
to craft his ideal floorplan. Sofio used
new curves in the ceiling to provide a
needed visual link between the venue's
various spaces.
THE CARRY-OUT: If you're going to
tell a story, tell a good one and don't
be shy. The trippy vibe of Poppy makes
it stand out from the crowded Los
Angeles nightlife scene and The h.wood
Group's dozen-plus other headlinemaking venues.

O W E N R AG G E T T ( B A R T R I G O N A ) ; E L I Z A B E T H DA N I E L S P H O T O G R A P H Y ( P O P P Y )

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