Up the Ante

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Restaurant – Casual
  • University
    Sydney Design School
  • Lead Designer
    Ellie Brunning
  • Location
    Marrickville, Sydney
  • Project Date
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This design was for a restaurant in Marrickville in a current warehouse site. The client Nornie Bero is a Female Torres Strait Islander Chef who heralds both women and native ingredients.
The concept for this restaurant was based on Nornie’s resilience through her career, life and her chosen native ingredients. This quote captures what Nornie shines through her cooking.

“When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the beautifully broad spectrum of the human experience”
Jaeda DeWalt

The concept of resilience is captured through nature - specifically through ants and how resilient the sum of their parts are.

Other prizes
Sydney Design School 2022 Most Outstanding Hospitality Design IDA Design Awards Honorable Mention Retail Design 2022