A dilapidated Post Office building was transformed into an all-day dining venue for Brighton’s oldest coffee
company Redroaster, with the theme of ‘Botanical Punk’.
The project was conceived and delivered by Melbourne-based interior design studio The Stella Collective working
in collaboration with Studio C102, yielding a unique blend that neither of us would have achieved in isolation.
A canopy of tropical planting over the dining areas helps to bring the outside in, creating a sense of endless
summer. This is offset by overlapping grids of white tiles, adorned by a giant illustration of a goat’s skull
to unite the worlds of nature and punk. Key architectural interventions included opening up old skylights and
replacing the dingy old fire escape with a new austere steel staircase that leads to the upstairs restrooms.
Natural light floods the space, reflecting off the polished brass and marble finishes to deliver an understated
elegance with a tough edge.
Sector: Leisure / Food & Beverage | Size: 200-500sqm | Budget: confidential
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Photos by: Klunderbie