• Lucka Slatner

Archie Rose Distillery Receives Multiple International Awards

We are proud to tell you that one of the projects we've been involved in was recently awarded with multiple international awards for design.

Archie Rose Distillery was recognized for the following;

-INTERIOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2015 for Emerging Designer in Hospitality category

-RESTAURANT & BAR DESIGN AWARDS 2015 for Best International Bar


Allow us to take this opportunity and reminisce about the project.

We were engaged by acclaimed design duo Vince Alafaci and Caroline Choker from Acme&CO.; renowned amongst other for their work on The Grounds in Alexandria and The Incinerator in Willoughby; to do the lighting design for the refurbishment of an old distillery in Rosebery, Archie Rose.

The former warehouse is split into a distillery on one side and a bar on the other, separated with an enclosed corridor. Light Atelier has created a lighting scheme that follows the ambient of the distillery whilst still honouring an intimate atmosphere bar despite strong industrial note.

The seemingly rudimental lighting ambient allied with copper bar accoutrements, bottle shelves and barrel-shaped booths further the industrial ambient of the space.

The crucial parts of the scheme are the bespoke light fittings and signage which are a result of a joint effort with the manufacturer The Lighting Guild. Seemingly vintage in appearance but housing low-energy consuming light sources the decorative pendants dominate the bar area with strong industrial character.

Custom made table lamps effortlessly mesh with the surrounding interior and blend with subtle golden tones of the bar.

Majority of photographs are the work of Murray Fredricks.

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