Australian Interior Design Awards 2018 | The Best of Hospitality Design
We’re excited to see the shortlist of the best of hospitality design in this year’s Australian Interior Design Awards.
The prestigious awards shortlist was announced recently and on the blog we took a look at some best spaces in the retail design category. Today we’re sharing some of our favourites on the hospitality design shortlist. Head to the Australian Interior Design Awards website here to see all of the spaces on the shortlist – we really have some amazing talent in Australia. The winners across all categories will be announced on 25 May 2018.
Bentwood – Ritz & Ghougassian
The robust box-like ceiling structure in this restaurant interior is anchored by the continuation of the beautiful rich marsala colour across the walls and upholstery. The overall feel is of a warm and welcoming space that is at once both masculine and feminine.
Ritz & Ghougassian on this project: “Bentwood is a 190 square metre eatery at 237 Napier Street, Fitzroy, Australia. The project pays homage to the site’s historic archetype as a furniture workshop and later as the Thonet showroom. The palate of red brick and primed steal was informed by the original heritage facade and surrounding streetscape”.
Fonda Mexican, Bondi – Studio Esteta
Influenced by modern Mexican architecture and the Bondi lifestyle, this restaurant is bright and unpretentious with a laid back beachside vibe.
Studio Esteta on this project: “Fonda Bondi presents a design approach that reflects the fun, bright and youthful personality of the brand in a refined, slightly rustic and unpretentious resolution. The client brief sought to create a relaxed and paired back Mexican eatery that revitalised the existing run down hospitality venue”.
Melt – studio-gram
This inviting bright open space features a soft palette including seafoam and the softest blue, reflecting the hues of the sun bleached coastal environment it sits in.
Studio-gram on this project: “Utilising a muted palette, the sand and sea are able to wash the interiors with the golden hues of the local sunsets. Large openings allow the gentle sea breeze through; along with the sun (or moon) light to create an atmosphere that invites the surroundings of Henley Beach into Melt”.
Pumphouse Point Retreat – JAWSInteriors & JAWSArchitects
Taking its visual cues from the bushland surrounds, the interior design of this stunning retreat features an extensive use of various timbers, natural textures and with the exception of deep green, an absence of colour.
JAWSInteriors on this project: “JAWSInteriors collaborated with JAWSArchitects to design and construct an exclusive retreat for Pumphouse Point on Lake St Clair. Hidden on the edge of the Lake, with the entrance burrowed into the ground, the new retreat offers an immersive, luxury wilderness experience drawing on the landscape in its materiality and finishes”.
West Hotel – Woods Bagot
The design of this stunning boutique hotel invites you in to be enveloped in a luxe rich atmosphere, sheltered from the harsh light and sounds of the city surrounds.
Woods Bagot on this project: “West Hotel, Curio by Hilton, a botanical oasis nestled in the heart of Sydney, focussed away from the harbour. This boutique hotel owned by M&L Hospitality, is wedged between two buildings in a unique positioning for its kind. This new-build was crafted in collaboration with Fitzpatrick+Partners and Woods Bagot”.
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