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Go and Visit the Pop-Up Palissade Tearoom

Go and Visit the Pop-Up Palissade Tearoom

If you missed the launch of the Palissade collection designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for HAY at the Melbourne Indesign event, you haven’t entirely missed out. Alternatively, if you didn’t miss it but did love it – you’re equally in luck.

Cult and Hay have partnered with The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar and enlisted Melbourne-based stylists We Are Triibe to create a pop-up concept cafe in a heritage listed terrace at 48 Kensington Street, Chippendale.


A concrete courtyard, sandstone walls and Australian natives such as wattle and banksia provide the perfect setting in which to display the new collection, as well as giving it a unique Australian twist. Palissade is seamlessly integrated into the courtyard so that you can not only view the collection with an eye to how it would look in your own, but also experience and use it with insight into how it feels.


From Monday to Friday over the next two weeks the installation will be open to the public between 12:00 and 5:30 with a unique, specially designed tea menu being served from 2:00 to 4:00.


If the lure of design doesn’t have you reaching for your coat and keys surely the promise of lavender shortbread, matcha marshmallow and a warming tea of ginger, cinnamon and organic honey-bush will.

The tearoom will be serving afternoon tea between 2-4pm daily.

The Pop-Up Palissade Tearoom
Thursday 25th of August – Friday 9th of September
48 Kensington Street, Chippendale



Photography by Toby Peet
Styling by We Are Triibe