Recently opened in Glen Waverley, Workshop Brothers cafe features a palette that is light and bright but maintains a level of sophistication to assist in the transition from day to night time dining, featuring pink hues are offset by plum and brass accents. The cafe also features circular and cylindrical language is repeated through the furniture and joinery details to reinforce a playful and vibrant interpretation of the retro Asian restaurant. The café is in a narrow and elongated site with the kitchen amenities at the rear and service areas in the centralised zone. There is a maitre d’ station at the entrance featuring a dramatic statement desk lamp, The Polar Table Lamp in Gold Mirror finish, low tables and booth seating in the front section; and more informal high and communal tables in the bar and service area.
“The client’s brief was to create a dining experience that could seamlessly transition from day to night with a design language that personified the contemporary Asian menu,” says Sarah. Taking a playful and nostalgic look at the food heritage of the clients, Studio Esteta’s approach celebrated the clichés of over-embellished Chinese eateries in a cool and contemporary way.
Studio Estela Director, Sarah Cosentino, said “The design language draws upon and celebrates playful cliches of retro styled Asian restaurants.. think; lazy-susans, granite, round tables, vinyl clad chairs, plum accents and pink.’”
Workshop Brothers Cafe