Salts Meats Cheese Restaurant 

Erskineville, Sydney

This project is a new interior fit-out located within a new mixed use development in the Inner West Sydney suburb of Erskineville. The area is close to Newtown which has a diverse population of students and young professionals. The space is 150m2 of floor space and comprises a restaurant, pizzeria and bar. The client brief required us to design a warm yet robust space for a sophisticated client demographic and one that engages with established pedestrian street life. 

 

In order to steer away from soulless modernist white spaces we decided to re interpret classical architectural artefacts as part of the design process. We used a doric capital as the basis for a motif. Sometimes this is used as a recessive light fitting, other times as a bar front detail or shelf all interchanging with different materials such as brass, concrete and white marble. 

Our decision to use materials usually used on the outside of buildings such as concrete, graffiti art,  terracotta tiles and even neon lights, on the inside of this space helps manifest a design that is open to the street and engages with the public realm.