Set on a rolling acreage deep in the Yarra Valley, this critically acclaimed estate is a much-loved Victorian treasure. Combining a world-class winery, fine dining and a prestigious, independent art gallery, TarraWarra’s restaurant was due a refresh to keep it up to standard.
A collaboration between two design studios (and one that earned them an AIDA 2017 shortlist!), the new-fit out respects the materiality of the original Alan Powell building, and its position, with views to the incredible natural surrounds. Rammed earth walls are a strong, organic canvas for the more than two kilometres of stained blackbutt we used to form the ceiling canopy.
Smooth, warm brown leather banquettes and recycled timber components are a nice soft counter-point to the textural combination of concrete, marble, granite and feature stone wall. This earthiness was beautifully sharpened by the addition of blackened steel, flecks of brass and custom lighting.
After two weeks, and some very big days, the client was delighted with what was achieved in such a short time frame. They were most pleased with our consistent professionalism, cleanliness and high quality of execution – this is what we always strive for.