“As designers, we need to design like we give a damn. I believe design can help communities on a global scale,” says Hana Hakim of The Stella Collective.
Brewing in Bali, Full Circle by X+O brings Ubud’s tropical surrounds into the interior design of a local café to create a modern vibe with local storytelling and a relaxed atmosphere.
A new, pastel-hued café by AlvinT Studio in Jakarta, Indonesia, has been designed with an eye to encourage social interaction between strangers, as well as creating different clusters of seating.
The Laneway House by Zen Architects in Melbourne has a bright and friendly neighbourhood vibe with colourful, communal spaces for entertaining friends and family.
A second location wasn’t really on the cards for Cornersmith – until it was. A building with great bones and a likewise community-minded locale proved to be an offer they couldn’t refuse.
We’ve looked at a lot of exciting projects, met numerous Design Hunters and seen some fabulous product over the past month. But these were the stories you liked most. What’s your favourite?
Strong design credentials and bold branding have become integral, success-determining elements in our increasingly competitive hospitality industry. With so many impressive interiors in our midst, designers are constantly pressured to up the creative ante. Elana Castle looks at a few of the standout restaurant and cafe interiors to emerge in recent months.