we are huntly injects color and contemporary edge to moby café interior
clean lines, bold colors and a consistent material palette characterizes this inviting restaurant in armadale, australia. the site was previously occupied by a well known establishment of the area and the distinctive brick façade was retained, while the interior reinvented by we are huntly.
all images © sharyn cairns
‘moby 3143’, comprises of two floors, including an outdoor porch. this space is basked in light, with we are huntly‘s response addressing the overall floorplan to accommodate an all year round dining experience. the concept behind the design was to envision a space that instills a 70’s tuscan vibe and this was reflected in the use of dusty ocher surfaces seen on the walls and ceilings.
‘we wanted to create a contrast between the rustic tones with minimal bold joinery insertions to highlight key zones’ comments the designers at we are huntly. ‘the dark green back from and the ceiling beneath the stairs frames and amplifies the atmosphere and theatre of the kitchen.’
attention to detail is reflected in the graphic identity created by can I play, and in turn, this amplifies the welcoming and warm aesthetic. punches of tuscan pink render and block teal extenuates the volume of space and visually connects both floors together. the exterior has been painted in a contemporary grey and offsets the white timber window frames that bi-fold to allow glimpses into the restaurant.
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