Posts filed under hospitality design

Tealive, Melbourne Australia - Fretard Design

"FRETARD Design has expertly delivered Australia’s first Tealive store, introducing the successful Malaysian bubble tea company to Melbourne’s bustling CBD. A colourful tea stop in the city’s largest transit hub, Southern Cross Station, Benjamin Frétard has designed a visually stimulating space that attracts customers with vibrant purples and yellows and energises the spirit even before the first sip. A striking ceiling installation, representative of the way in which the straw perforates the bubble tea lid, adds intrigue and texture to the store layout while emphasising the bold brand colours and quirky personality. Pops of colour in the wall tiles offset the neutral base and concrete flooring, capturing the gaze and directing it towards the countertop where the eye is met by friendly staff and splashes of purple, teal, and yellow. The partial green wall breathes natural life into already vibrant space, creating a sense of wellness, with a subtle nod to the abundance of greenery found in the many Tealive stores across Asia. Minimal seating and bench space provide for the consistent flow of traffic and fast-paced service demanded of the transient environment within the Station." - fretard design

KICKS Sports Bar, Melbourne Australia - ZWEI Interiors Architecture

"Conceived as a contemporary interpretation of a classic sports bar, KICKS, is a celebration of all things sport. Subtly referencing the built form of athletic arenas and sporting equipment, the space is presented like an empty playing field, waiting for the action to begin." - zwei interiors architecture

Pakta Restaurant, Barcelona Spain - El Equipo Creativo

“Pakta means ´union´ in the Quechua language of Peru: union of two cultures, union of two gastronomies. The interior design emerges from this same idea, considering that Japanese cuisine is the basis of the nikkei gastronomy but wrapped in Peruvian tastes, colors, traditions and ingredients. "Pakta means ´union´ in the Quechua language of Peru: union of two cultures, union of two gastronomies. The interior design emerges from this same idea, considering that Japanese cuisine is the basis of the nikkei gastronomy but wrapped in Peruvian tastes, colors, traditions and ingredients. The basic elements of the restaurant such as the bars, the kitchen and the furniture are designed with a clear reference to the architecture of the traditional Japanese taverns. An explosion of colors evocative of Peru embraces the space like a second skin, achieved by the use of a direct reference to the Peruvian looms. In the entrance, the sake and pisco bar acts as a filter between the interior and exterior of the venue. It is a three dimensional framework which serves as a shelf, visual filter and product display stand. Presiding over the dining area is the sushi bar. Structurally speaking, it is completely antagonistic to the sake and pisco bar as it is composed of three heavy, luminous stone pieces. Closing the space at the end of the dining area is the kitchen, conceived as a luminous box which allows the cooks inside to be observed through a layer of glass panels with different degrees of transparency. Using three different types of transversal sections, together with some longitudinal pieces, the looms embrace the space creating a changing colorful rhythm.The lighting is developed in collaboration with BMLD Lighting Design. The main goal is to create an atmosphere which will put the focus on the served dish and the food. The concept used for the lighting, “the fusion between dark and light, simplicity and color” is achieved by using dim light in some of the looms, thereby creating rhythm and dynamism." - el equipo creativo

Lenny 3206 Albert Park, Melbourne Australia - Design By Golden

"Inspired by its location on a breezy bayside boulevard, Lenny 3206 takes the site’s heritage bones in a bold but youthful new direction, coming alive through preppy pastel tones, robust materials and a textural palette that beckons guests to stay awhile. A nod to the café’s cursive brand identity and the adjacent bay, organic motifs are peppered throughout the space, from the shapely communal table and arched pendant lighting, to the central bar rendered in jagged rock formations." - design by golden

Pot Bellied Pig Cafe, Dublin Ireland - Kingston Lafferty Design

"The brief for this design was to create a fun, exciting and vibrant café space to tie in with the branding and name, and equally appeal to the broad demographic in the urban Rathmines area. The concept KLD presented was hugely inspired by the pig. A large part of the brief was that the business would be focused on catering to the young, professional, brunch market so the design required a cool aesthetic with maximum capacity for covers, providing both takeaway and eat in options, as well as an outdoor area to enjoy. The main challenge of this design was the small space and how to create multiple experiences within the one small space. The solution was clever zoning, identified by stark changes in materials. a particularly innovative design installation of tubed lighting was designed by KLD for the front, initial entrance part of the café. Texture and tactility were imperative to the overall design. KLD used a mix of tiles, brass, velvets, leather and lush planting for interest and excitement throughout. Nature and greenery were drawn in to enhance the palette of pink and green. The building’s limited natural light and a long orientation encouraged the design team to add a lot of mirror in order to bounce light and reflect the space, giving the illusion of a wider frame to the café. A mixture of velvet caged booths and green leather booths provide cosy seating and play on that idea of different experiences. Another side to creating different zones, related to the vast market in the area. Clientele was likely to be varied and so seating was design to cater for everyone from groups, couples, singles and families. The front tube installation was originally inspired by the pig, and specifically the pig’s snout. By grouping multiple tubes on the ceiling and adding lighting in these tubes (some in the shape akin to the pig’s curled tail) the brand was reinforced through the design. Undulated fire rated tubes were lined with a gradient of pink tones to draw the eye and lead customers into the main space, seeking to see more. The tube installation also serves the purpose of framing the coffee making process, enhancing the experience for the customer nipping quickly in for their morning coffee. Ultimately this design was a based on a youthful new business launching and making a name for itself in the area. It was an ambitious project in the highly competitive café/brunch market and the KLD team knew the importance of a strong design to help push the business and in offering something different and exciting in the market." - kingston lafferty design

Melt, Henley Beach South Australia - Studio Gram

"A sense of personality and charm. a muted palette of colours and textures allows the sand and the sea to wash the interiors along with the golden hues of the local sunsets. The soft furnishings and scattering of plants that inhabit the interiors give it a personal touch, and invites the patrons to relax and enjoy the beach side atmosphere. Bright and airy, the large openings allow the gentle sea breeze through; along with the sun (or moon) light to create an atmosphere that fully integrates the beautiful surroundings of henley beach into Melt." - studio gram

The Club Stand, Victoria Racing Club, Melbourne Australia - Bates Smart

“Flemington’s new Club Stand is a celebration of the history and character and joy of Flemington and the Victoria Racing Club (VRC). It provides a new home for VRC Members, a place to continue the long and rich traditions associated with thoroughbred racing at this famous location. In contrast to traditional sports stadia, the Club Stand presents itself in the round. In doing so, it captures the spirit of the promenading which enhances enjoyment of a day at the races. The sweeping curvilinear forms promote this unique movement and energy. The design acknowledges site context in which the theatre of horse racing is played out on all sides—mounting yard, track and members’ lawn to the south; parade ring and day stalls to the east; betting ring to the north and existing grandstands and winning post to the west. The new Club Stand occupies virtually the same footprint as the Members’ Old Grandstand, but will provide increased capacity, and more diverse venues and facilities in response to contemporary expectations. For race-goers, the new building ensures an enhanced experience with improved hospitality offerings, internal circulation and amenities. Operationally, the building provides staff and caterers with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure safe and efficient services support the member experience. The spaces inside the building are imbued with a sense of history without feeling beholden to it - featuring elements of the past, but interpreted with clean and sophisticated lines in a modern style, using warm materials. The story of Flemington Racecourse and the VRC is woven into the fabric of the building through material, pattern, pictorial and artefact reference and displays. The Club Stand is designed to build on the existing heritage at Flemington, and in turn to become an iconic part of the heritage of Flemington’s future.” - bates smart

Bombay Talkies, Whiford City Western Australia - Ohlo Studio

"Inspired by the street-side x stalls of old Bombay and early indian cinematic history, this casual eatery melds mid-century Bollywood with playful references to the contemporary Australian canteen." - ohlo studio

Été, Sydney Australia - Foolscap Studio

"Conveying the evocative sense of change and anticipation that comes with annual seasons. Referencing the French aesthetic that appears effortlessly put together yet is so carefully refined, the design draws inspiration from a classic Provençal style, but gives it a thorough polish with a confident, contemporary Australian-ness. Rustic timber beams became smooth, blonde bentwood; coiled wrought iron is coolly reinterpreted in a hand-painted wall mural inflected with a hint of 1980s brashness. Long tables recall farmhouse trestles, but here they’re considerately placed with dividers to demarcate space and create privacy for diners. Both countries’ cultural identities are inextricably tied to seasonality and landscape. At Été, as the menu constantly changes to reflect the arrival and departure of the seasons, so too does the interior scheme. Foolscap designed vessels and directed the production of ever-evolving floral and produce installations – like the dishes on offer from the kitchen, decorative flora is the best indicator of the shifting nuances inside each season. Meaning ‘summer’ in French, Été’ whole space references seasonality year-round. Autumn and Winter are heralded in a moody, warm palette of plum, burgundy and dark timber, while bright tangerine and green tones uplift light timbers and call out Spring and Summer. The bar is framed with hand-made green ceramic tiles and clad with hand-beaten zinc, a very slight nod to old galvanised metal wash buckets. The decorative modernist lighting was handmade in France, while the steel upholstered outdoor furniture was handmade locally to our design. For the graphic elements, we worked closely with John Zabawa, a Chicago-based artist, to develop a rough, hand-drawn typeface and a series of artworks. There are two full-height wall murals and ten paintings. The wine menu is encased in a beautiful leather binding that we designed and had made by local leather worker Sarah van Oosterom." - foolscap studio

Bentwood Cafe Fitzroy, Melbourne Australia - Ritz + Ghougassian

"Bentwood is set within the old Thonet showroom at 237 Napier Street, Melbourne, Australia.  The project pays homage to the old custodians of the space in the use of Thonet furniture and carefully detailed joinery, whilst reflecting Fitzroy’s brutalist industrial heritage through the use of primed steel wall cladding and ceiling." - ritz + ghougassian