Hecker Guthrie’s design for the refurbished David’s in Prahran, Melbourne reflects the honesty of the brand.
July 17th, 2012
Launched in conjunction with a new menu, the success of the project is its loyalty to the restaurants rustic and traditionally focussed brand, in proprietor David Zhou’s words:
’country Shanghai comfort’
Bringing vintage pieces from H-Poem together with contemporary French lamps in the tradition of Chinese paper lanterns, the space if afforded a fresh homely atmosphere thanks in part to the abundance of natural lighting.
Furniture is stacked high, almost precariously, behind the bar and at the waiter’s station adding an endearing, ad-hoc playfulness.
“the new David’s draws on the heritage of old Shanghai and Melbourne’s lively hospitality scene, and gives a new life to the warehouse architecture of the building. “
– Hamish Guthrie
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