Contemporary and artistic this Australian – Elwood restaurant offers a holistic multi-zoned space approach towards architecture, design, venue and dining experience. Inspired by its local sentiment (Elwood town with its rich variety of Victorian, Edwardian and Interwar architecture had become synonymous for classic countenance) the Milton restaurant designed by Biasol Design Studio evokes a sense of intrigue and old world charm with a dash of urban bar experience.
The combination between sophisticated material palette and warm, welcoming colors all framed in elegant architectural construct with black accents, brings unique and inviting character to the premise. Locally sourced Victorian Ash cladding running along the length of the walls and ceiling in combination with the preexisting beautiful brickwork and the solid woodwork of bar tops and tables adds to the welcoming elegance of this establishment. The float of the spaces, the play of natural and artificial light coming from designer’s lighting solutions reflected upon the coated in varying stain colors timber, plays with the visitors depth perception and creates a kaleidoscope of shadow and light.
The smooth transitions between the spaces, between inner premise and the garden area, is further developed by a common team for the furniture design- the small backs of the chairs, the black, white and grey coloring of the furniture elements adds to the artistic and elegant emanation of the place. The designers succeeded in harmoniously balancing the main team of juxtaposition between old and new elements, organic and manufactured materials, hard and soft textures.