The starting point was to ensure the layout met the needs of a business requiring a fast turnaround of orders with the flexibility to adapt to the changing seasons of Canberra. This was delivered using an open plan that flows outdoors, coupled with custom designed furniture allowing this eatery to cater for large and small groups all year round.
The finishes needed to deliver a raw, minimalist ambience and selections and their application were driven by a need to meet the clients’ budget. Brace board often seen on building sites makes an appearance as the wall finish of choice; black form ply is used to deliver detail in doorways, display boxes and custom joinery; simple pine timber lengths is transformed into feature displays; and concrete provides a durable work surface for the counter as well as floor.
Bella Vie Interiors worked with D3 Projects to design and document a range of furniture incorporating recycled materials to be used both indoors and outdoors at Beef & Barley. The brief, calling for the furniture options to be as versatile as possible, was met by incorporating materials from recycled timber pallets, forty-four gallon drums and cable drums along with angle iron, steel rods and black form ply to create a range of both low and high seating and table options.