Undertones of sensibility are threaded through an overtly playful series of dining spaces. Although the interior feels harmonised, each zone is given its own gradient and materiality to create distinct spatial identities. Working with
This is the first solo project for architect Will Rathgeber, founder of Studio Plenty, who has worked for
Where this project shows its vigour is in its determination to remain locally grounded. During the design process, Will engaged local talent in an effort to help the design be positively influenced by threads of local culture and context—which, in turn, forms part of the fabric experienced by patrons. Alongside Sarah Ellison’s furniture concept, Will worked with local artist
Studio Plenty implemented commonplace sustainable practices such as hard-wearing materials and finishes to ensure an enduring fit-out. High ceilings are maintained to maximise natural light and ensure natural ventilation for patron comfort and air quality.
With diners also in Burleigh, Noosa and Newcastle—and a sister venue called Moonlight Byron Bay—this revamped original remains the crown jewel in the stable, and now it feels all grown up.
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