technē's biggie smalls restaurant brings a taste of new york to melbourne
 
technē's biggie smalls restaurant brings a taste of new york to melbourne technē's biggie smalls restaurant brings a taste of new york to melbourne
feb 27, 2016

technē's biggie smalls restaurant brings a taste of new york to melbourne

technē’s biggie smalls restaurant brings a taste of new york to melbourne
all images © tom blachford

 

 

 

drawing influence from the streets of brooklyn, ‘biggie smalls‘ (an ode to rapper notorious b.i.g.) is a restaurant in melbourne created by technē architecture and interior design. despite the specific geographical theme that runs throughout, the restaurant serves middle-eastern cuisine.

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local graffiti artist painted the front façade

 

 

 

the combination of kebabs and hip-hop resonates in the colors and material palette. referencing a classic new york diner through stainless steel, vinyl, colored tiles and timber laminate. the space is colored with yellow upholstered booths – similar to the recognized taxi’s of new york – and finished with a black and white-chequered trim.

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technē has created an interiors which explores the a worn out and retro aesthetic

 

 

 

overhead chrome luggage racks appear lifted straight from the city’s subway cars and sits above with five booths. stools lining a continuous bar that curves from point-of-sale across to the street facing window. bold artwork covers the façade by local graffiti artist jimmy b of graffix creative. distinctively standing out on the streetscape, the designers at techne have created an interior which portrays an american diner meets locals-only neighborhood bar.

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the 85 square meter space seats 35 patrons

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overhead chrome luggage racks appear lifted straight from the city’s subway cars

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the restaurant is opened by acclaimed melbourne chef shane delia

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stools lining a continuous bar curves from point-of-sale across to the street facing window

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the interior space is inspired by the streets of brooklyn

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