Famish’d

St Style have created a creative and highly functional interior for Famish’d, a healthy fast food outlet, in a busy pocket of the Melbourne CBD. Elana Castle reports.

14 Oct 2013

Famish’d, the popular Melbourne eatery, have opened their second location, in response to the first outlet’s burgeoning popularity.

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“Functionality was the primary objective of the client brief,” explains Steve Mooney, creative director at Melbourne design firm, ST Style.  “The cafe experiences two ‘rush hours’ a day, so we were asked to create an engaging interior that would creatively support the daily influx of people.”

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The team have created a dynamic internal layout that engenders a highly functioning and comfortable relationship between the food on offer, the servery, coffee station, pay station and the seating zones.

“Stylistically, the client wanted us to provide a design evolution of the original store,” adds Mooney.  “This translated into the integration of timber as a primary element.”  The material appears as cladding in different guises throughout the space, creating a sense of warmth in the 99 sqm tenancy.

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The team have also successfully integrated a medley of other textures, purposefully creating a “mismatch” of materials.  Reclaimed timber and exposed concrete are juxtaposed against glossy, white, three-dimensional tiles and neon signage.

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“We tried to integrate as much detail as possible,” continues Mooney.  “For example, we used varying colours of grout on the white tiling, which creates a visual effect across the space.” Despite a number of other creative proposals falling prey to value engineering, the overall effect is bold, cohesive and free flowing.

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Famish’d
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