Tag Archives: hospitality design

A modern heritage pub – Melbourne

Sitting dormant since 2017, Studio Y have transformed the original Sarah Sands Hotel site into a stunning Victorian Heritage meets modern Melbourne pub that pays homage to its original glory. Named after the SS Sarah Sands which brought the hotel’s original licensee to Australia’s shores, the site has long held a special place in the community’s heart. With a history as varied as...

Poke restaurant re-imagined

When the opportunity was presented to design a Poke restaurant, VAUST Studio decided to free the concept from what is already known. This project is about re-evaluating the ideas of how hospitality is organised in times of a pandemic. The design team strongly reduced the number of possible guests taking a seat at the same time and...

Ulu Cliffhouse – Bali

The Uluwatu clifftop in Bali provides a dramatic setting for ‘one of the best private clubs in Bali’ - Ulu Cliffhouse, designed by Shed, London.
The dramatic Uluwatu Cliffs play host to an impressive boutique hotel that boasts some of the world’s best surf, stunning views and atmospheric sunsets. Shed, a London-based interior design and...

From Church to jewel-toned bar – NY

A former 19th-century church on Park Avenue in New York’s Flatiron district has transformed into a members-only bar and lounge with the sulky, jewel-toned interiors by acclaimed design practice Roman and Williams, and an eclectically curated menu of signature cocktails and rare spirits.
Originally built in the 1860s in the Gothic revival style by James Renwick Jr., the architect who designed St. Patrick’s Cathedral,...

Neighbourhood Wine Bar – London

The Neighbourhood Wine Bar in London UK is a brutalist inspired space designed for tastings and learning about local sourced wines. Design notes echo the buildings past as a working garage, with blackened steel, exposed beams, painted brickwork and iron lighting.
The huge bar was inspired by an antique brutalist credenza that design studio Fare Inc fell in love with years ago, and bespoke...

Paying homage – New Zealand

Having acquired the Northern Steamship building in Auckland, New Zealand, the client came to CTRL Space with an opportunity to deliver a contemporary & casual Gastropub in downtown Britomart. With a portfolio of restaurants dotted throughout the area, the clients understood what was missing from the market. Drawing inspiration and reference from successful day-time pubs across Australia,...

KINK – Berlin

Located in Pfefferberg, Berlin within a former mid-19th century brewery, KINK is a unique venue where gastronomy and mixology fuse into one. Founded by Oliver Mansaray and Daniel Scheppan, whose shared passion lies at the intersection between international food and drinking cultures, KINK brings together a bar, restaurant and in-house culinary laboratory in a space that fittingly marries...

All aboard – The Milk Train !

Insta Famous ice cream brand Milk Train approached FormRoom to design and produce an immersive space that catered primarily to their diverse Instagram demographic who have propelled the brand to instant online fame in 2018. FormRoom worked with the brand to strategise and evolve upon their four core pillars; Surreal, Timeless, British and...

Chickpeas with Style

When we think of vegetarian restaurants the typical picture that's imbedded in our mind is slightly grungy, a bit hippy and usually an interesting mismatch of finishes and colours. Of course the Parisians would have a totally different approach, style and elegance just seems to be engrained in their genes! Café Pinson X is the second eatery to join the Pinson family.  Slightly less rustic than its...

A signature feeling

Described by the New York Times as not having a "signature style, but a signature feeling: emotional and deeply rooted to the place", Ilse Crawford is the design guru behind Duddell's located in Hong Kong. Michelin star executive chef heads up the kitchen while the interior supports an impressive program of rolling art that become part of the space. It's...