The recently-renovated Flint Grill and Bar at the JW Marriott in Hong Kong has enlisted the expertise of Singapore-based EDG Interior Architecture and Design, who has managed to deliver an interior that is intimate and homey, without passing up any of the sophistication that characterises a top-notch fine dining establishment.
Flint Grill and Bar accommodates a hundred people and is composed of a series of spaces, including a private dining room, two dining suites, bar area and a lounge. Dark timber combine with patina for an uptown-meets-industrial aesthetic, with the mix of upholstered leather chairs and sleek sofas lending a homey feel.
The stellar spirits collection is displayed to best effect atop minimalist dark wood shelves at the bar, while a long bartop is installed at the front for mixologists to work their flair. The dining out experience is further enhanced by the open kitchen, which appears to be a trend that’s been sweeping across Hong Kong in the last year or so.
EDG’s trademark attention to detail is evidenced by the locally sourced antiques and custom furniture – vintage scales, figurines and the like – which imbues the restaurant with a sense of place without appearing forced. Provided by Tino Kwan Lighting, the fanciful pendant lighting injects vibrancy into the space.
The wallpaper, which from afar looks like elongated coloured barcodes, is actually the work of acclaimed Hong Kong photographer Michael Wolf. Wolf had abstracted his photos of Hong Kong high-rises to an extent that they manifest themselves in blurry stripes rather than as buildings.
Photography by Owen Raggett
EDG Interior Architecture and Design