Universo Brasserie and Bar is positioned within the beautiful Christchurch Art Gallery. The Creative Group worked to the brief of a modern, contemporary European influenced interior.

With huge expanses of glass, angled, facetted and curved elements forming the existing interior space, it was important to create an environment that not only maximised occupancy but was warm, inviting and comfortable.

The beautiful Oak panelling framing the bar area referenced the faceted glazing to the façade and the considered approach to the negative detailing, referencing the existing negative detailing to the central curved wall. This was complimented by the mid-century inspired, three-dimensional effect created by running grains in different directions. These elements were beautifully highlighted by the golden-glow of glass wall sconces centred to the panels.

Rich, textured wallpapers and fabrics, beautiful leathers, Tom Dixon pendants falling elegantly from the atrium and sub-tropical greenery softens an otherwise hard architectural space and adds elegance to the interior.

Location: Christchurch Art Gallery, 312 Montreal St, Christchurch Central

Year: 2017

Size: 347sqm internal, 150sqm external

Services: Space Planning . Interior Design . Detailed Drawings & documentation . Kitchen Design, Furniture Solutions . Joinery Design & Detailing . Project Co-ordination and Liaison

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