At Concrete Blonde, an eclectic restaurant located in Sydney (the restaurant has since closed),designer Michael McCann of the award-winning firm Dreamtime Australia Design went big on spectacle. Hair-on-hide-tile accent walls, a Roy Lichtenstein-eque mosaic mural in the bathroom, and a graffitied, retractable ceiling gave the $2.5M space a bit of a goody-bag-of-luxury aesthetic.
The wine cellar was positively tame by comparison. Secured behind a glass wall, warm-toned fiber cement walls and plate steel box shelving turned the display of the restaurant’s wine selection into something sculptural-yet-restrained. The shelving was supported by B+N Industries’ Cable and Rod system. Made from stainless steel aircraft cable, the system elegantly disappeared in to the background of the cellar, letting the materials and form of the display speak for themselves.