The owners of Anchovy restaurant in Richmond wanted a space that reflected their Asian-Australian cuisine. Our approach was to create an interior that felt relaxed, modern and crafted.
We worked closely with the clients to ensure that the materiality of the interior was warm and textural without feeling too refined. The palette consists of granite, brass, leather and striking mustard stone, along with the existing timber floor painted in a deep lacquered aubergine.
The two-toned crimson linen and grey velvet curtain gently welcomes the visitors at the entry. A coarse grey cement render loosely trowels half of the interior walls contrasting with the softness of the off-white French plaster above, adding a touch of craft. The bespoke banquette was designed to provide a sense of enclosure for customers; a key requirement for our clients. Chunky grey leather cushions are enveloped by painted solid oak and speckled granite. Two large panes of graphite mirror rest neatly behind the banquets to give the illusion of a larger interior. Classic Thonet ‘Hoffman’ timber chairs and stools complement the joinery and layer the space with just the right amount of warmth and a subtle nod to the past.
Photography by Sean Fennessy