In 2012 Edge Design Studio was engaged to design a new restaurant in Wollongong based around a street food concept. The concept for the fit out explored the culinary experience of street food and its expression across many different nationalities. We wanted to reflect this visceral experience through taste, noise, touch and smells in creating a vibrant, energetic and dynamic space that pulls you in and draws the eye to various parts of the restaurant.
Literal translations of the idea were expressed through a different treatment of floor surfaces including recycled brick paving and recycled timber floor boards, reflecting the often undulating and unexpected environment one would experience eating in a street market or food fare.
Crude elements such as steel cabinets with a burnished, antique finish to display wine are mixed with more refined surfaces such as a Carrera marble, on a five meter long bar top and on ledges situated throughout the restaurant where patrons could stand or lean and enjoy the interactive experience of socialising and dining whilst at high level.
Walls are covered in street–like posters paired with wall lights and exposed ceilings, emulating the dark and moody glow of a darkened laneway.