It is my pleasure to introduce this unique hospitality design by Fearon Hay Architects – Clooney Restaurant. It is specifically located in Auckland, New Zealand and the restaurant design is authentically bold. It is the ultimate demonstration of fearless designs hence the concept for the restaurant interiors.
The beautiful restaurant occupies an existing building constructed from concrete and steel. The building was stripped bare which allowed the designers to explore the space and experiment on the materials utilized to ensure that the design upholds the sophistication and elegance of the space. After all, I think this is what fine dining is all about. Personally, I love the lighting fixtures on the ceiling. It looked classic yet it is undeniably modern.
The reason why I said the amazing restaurant has bold design is because the architects utilized a strong palette of materials that completed the restaurant and bar package. This is no ordinary place for night out but at the same time it is accommodatingly warm and comfortable – judging by the looks of it. The materials used are a combination of oiled basalt, steel and blackened oak, blown glass feature and leather. If that is not bold enough then I don’t know what is.
These design elements complement each other without the need to conceal. Instead, the space and materials communicate each other and complete the design without overpowering one or the other. The restaurant space has been divided into major components including the main dining room, bar with eating space and exclusive dining. If I were to spend my Friday nights eating, it would be in this kind of hospitality design.
It is not that I am readily impressed. I just love how the space evokes a feeling of belongingness. It is like getting so much from a space.
The modernity of design is there yet somehow I feel that the classic and traditional design has not disappeared. Instead, it has taken a backseat and complemented the modernity of design. The concrete frame and block work walls of the existing building were reinterpreted – which now demonstrate the marriage of materials into one harmonious restaurant and bar space. The curvaceous forms, luxurious fabrics and fine textures have completed the design and created a space that was sophisticated, sleek and elegant.
The overall design can be perceived as filtered with restricted opening and closing to enhance the privacy and intimacy of all spaces, which will encourage interaction of customers dining within.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 2 October, 2012