“The industrial interior of the former shop has been transformed with a generous lick of dark slate paint, sleek timber furnishings and the warm glow of white paper lanterns. A record player and a vintage Rotel amplifier take pride of place behind the counter, along with Bates’ grandfather’s collection of National Geographic magazines from the 60s.” - Broadsheet, Chin Shen
Working closely with owner Jason Bates on the interior design fitout, GAA assisted in realising Jason’s vision for a retro inspired street corner café in St. Kilda. From the hanging crocheted basket plants, plywood fins, Prouve seats against a dark denim banquette, around a central communal table sprouting fish ferns, the interior offers a relaxed vibe and great food and coffee, essential for any Melbourne café.
Project Team: Jason Bates, Grant Amon, Stephen Herbst, Josie Porter
Builder: Four Synergy P/L
Lighting and Furniture: Jason Bates, GAA