Modern Interior Design - An Altis Architecture Project

A unique cold-shell venue opportunity arose, working with Andrew Utiger on a new restaurant bar in Chatswood. As lead designer assisting in the design and implementation of this Altis Architecture project, Ruth provided venue concepts which included space planning, design direction flooring, all finishes and sketch detailing documentation, as well as FF & E and styling.


The client wanted to create a relaxed burlesque-inspired bar and restaurant with the potential for live music. The rounded site enabled an exciting layout to be created, with different levels and curved banquettes. The modern interior design aimed to maximize the use of the circular floor plate, with a raised floor acting as a central viewing point. Snug banquette booths with enclosed screens were incorporated around the perimeter and also provided high level storage.

Taking inspiration from a cabaret musical vibe, the Altis team worked with rich deep colours, materials and textures. Modern design details included concrete floors with inlay tiles, granite inlays at the entrance, a raised timber floor, custom artwork applied directly on reclaimed brick walls and reclaimed old metal screens re-proposed and used as new screens and gates. The rich velvet curtains and shimmering central chandelier reinforce the bar's cabaret inspiration, while a musical instrument sculpture hanging over the entrance makes reference to the music on offer.


The generous alfresco space has great connection to the modern interiors with the new bar able to service the relaxed alfresco area. Paramount to the hospitality interior design, the covered external space also features drop down blinds for maximum use of the area, whatever the weather!

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