Kepos & Co. Restaurant
"The canvas for the Kepos & Co fit-out was visually appealing and allowed us to explore a balance between modern and vernacular design..."
For Michael and Kristy’s brief we took an alternative approach on contemporary design and took cues from vernacular Middle Eastern buildings. We sought to create an atmosphere where diners could replace city-life for a moorish escape.
Ultimately, we wanted to achieve a look that was not overly polished and looked just a bit “hand-made” or “hand-built”. The palette was muted combinations of cream, white and beige. And the materials were not overly complicated but rich in texture. Dividing the kitchen and dining room is a large rough-rendered arch wall with recycled brick and timber bench tops. The lighting was one of the most decorative aspects to the design. Traditional Moroccan pendants that filled the ceiling, hang from different heights.
Our approach to coming up with an interior scheme for this particular restaurant was similar to the process we engage for residential design. We used a minimal palette with rich fabrics and textures to create a warm and inviting space with subtle details.
We sourced materials that would work as a canvas to compliment Michael’s food while creating a comfortable ambiance where his guests would feel at home – or Michael’s own kitchen.
Builder: Karl Abouzied
Accoustic Engineer: Acoustic Logic
Mechanical Engineer: Richard Duggan