Ozlana Urbnsurf No 92 TDE Elizabeth St The Hotel Collectionist TDE Flagship TDE Pitt St Chloé After Party Locura Birkenstock, Pitti Uomo PS by Paul Smith Three Blue Ducks
  1. Documentation
  2. Text
  3. Credits
Locura Three Blue Ducks Hospitality Byron 2016


1. Documentation


2. Text

Inspired by Mexico City’s small late-night venues, geometric pattern-play and evocative uses of light and colour animate this minimalist bar and casual diner in Byron Bay operated by the Three Blue Ducks. A tide of deep oceanic blue laps the saturated walls with patchy brushwork determining the dado line, punctuated by a crudely outlined terracotta orange zone towards the rear. They simultaneously reference the imperfect, hand-crafted appeal of Mexican sculpture and traditional architecture, whilst off-setting the tautly aligned concrete, mild steel and industrial brickwork interior features. A slit petrol blue leather staff doorway – reminiscent of a Japanese noren – and a theatrical burnt orange velvet curtain dominating the DJ nook relieve surface density, as do classic globe wall sconces dotting its perimeter. Their ambient glow gently detects ripples of gold upon the cloud-grey upper walls, whilst linking the interior to the al fresco seated deck.

Vivid shades are introduced in the bathrooms where concealed LED strips triggered by smartphone app activity instantly wash the treated surfaces with selected RGB colours. Acknowledging the venue’s former life as an iconic dancing venue, they also reference the colour-blocking palettes used by Mexican architect Luis Barragán and American artist James Turrell’s sensorial manipulation of light.


3. Credits


Photography by Ben Hosking

Project Title Client Sector Location Completed
Ozlana Ozlana Fashion Sydney New
Urbnsurf Urbnsurf Retail Melbourne New
No 92 No 92 Hospitality Sydney New
TDE Elizabeth St The Daily Edited Retail Sydney 2019
The Hotel Collectionist The Hotel Collectionist Hospitality Sydney 2018
TDE Flagship The Daily Edited Retail Melbourne 2017
TDE Pitt St The Daily Edited Retail Sydney 2017
Chloé After Party Paris Fashion Week Fashion Paris 2017
Locura Three Blue Ducks Hospitality Byron 2016
Birkenstock, Pitti Uomo Birkenstock Fashion Florence 2016
PS by Paul Smith Paul Smith Fashion Florence 2014
Three Blue Ducks Three Blue Ducks Hospitality Melbourne Upcoming