This hospitality design is completed by The Uncarved Block, which truly baffles me at a glance. The restaurant design is located at the center of Melbourne’s CBD – aptly called Melbourne Central. This place is the landmark shopping center in Melbourne which is popular for its creative environmental stance and eclectically captivating design. The Melbourne Central Food Court offers genuine restaurant interiors thus heightening the experience of anyone dining in this place.
Philip Chia led the design team of The Uncarved Block. The brief was to create a food court on a 2,600-square meter area that speaks about artistic creativity without compromising on the company’s focus of environmentally friendly materials.
The beautiful restaurant has redefined our views of food court experience. It blurred the distinction – which is just a fine line – between fine dining and fast food chain designs. This was achieved by carefully choosing the materials and products utilized in the entire space. The materials including the fixtures and furniture are typically seen in luxury hotel and bar settings.
As part of the Melbourne Central brief, the design made use of CaesarStone Mosaici Marrone surfaces creating a perfect complement to the entire design. This design element was chosen not only because it has top-notched quality and can create timeless physical characteristics of the place but it also seamlessly blended into the surrounding mosaic artwork. So while it provides the place its unique brand and design, it did not compromise the client’s desire to have an ecofriendly setup by using 42% recycled material throughout the design.
This amazing restaurant was shortlisted in the Australian Interior Design Awards and for me this does not come as a surprise. The Uncarved Block definitely nailed this one!
Posted by JackieAzuela at 5 July, 2012