Grill’d Flinders Lane

When approaching the design, Techne wanted to ensure that it facilitated the restaurant to function well, and to also create an intimate and interesting dining space. The fittings supplied by ambience to illuminate the environment also needed to reflect these sentiments. Kate Archibald, Interior Designer at Techne says “the space asked for a bespoke approach that challenged the diner’s preconceived views on more traditional Grill’d fit outs”.

A key feature is the use of non-traditional and sustainable materials. Techne worked collaboratively with Grill’d to test materials and ensure they’d stand up to a tough and fast-paced restaurant environment. Kate adds, “With soaring double height ceilings it also asked for something special, and something to fill the space”. And it was through this problem solving and creative approach to the space and materials that the feature was born – a cardboard lighting installation. The cardboard tubes had custom pendants suspended in them to illuminate the space. The project was designed by Techne, fit-out by Shape Shopfitters, electrical by Auspac & lighting supply/plan from ambience.





Soviet Dome

Photos: Tom Blachford.