AMMO opened with a hang in May, treating Hong Kong diners to gourmet food in an edgy, industrial space. Boutique design studio WANG created the space, taking a cue from 1965 sci-fi film noir Alphaville, which explores the links between art, technology and society. AMMO is located in the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, a former explosives magazine compound converted by New York architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
NEW YORK NEST
Larah Moravek shows how deep colours can be warm and welcoming, rather than oppressive, in the elegant penthouse of New York’s Smyth Hotel. She worked on the hotel’s lobby design as team leader at Yabu Pushelberg before founding her own studio, LVMinc, and taking on the penthouse project. Larah pairs deep, sophisticated hues with luxurious drapery for an opulent, majestic feel, and she chose a mix of vintage and modern furniture for the stylish unit.
OUTSIDE THE BOX
You won’t find anything run of the mill at Drugeot Labo. The French brand is renowned for its edgy, surprising, even whimsical wooden shelves, tables and accessories such as lights and mirrors. Their products have a green angle, too: Drugeot works with trees that have been sustainably grown in France and are certified by PEFC, the world’s largest forest-certification organisation.