Little Hugh

An unassuming shopfront in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs plays host to this compact cafe with a sleek minimalist fitout. Inspired by the neighbourhood’s industrial character, we experimented with computational geometry to develop a complex array of tessellated panels that wraps up the walls and across the ceiling. Materially, the fitout combines pale timber with a rich teal paint. The centrepiece of the 110m2 fitout is the L-shaped service counter which captures the same facets and angularity of the walls. Opposite the counter, cosy dining pods have been inset into the walls while, overhead, pairs of 3D-printed Kayan pendants from Plumen pick up on the theme of experimental production.

LocationNunawading, AustraliaCategoryHospitality, Product, BrandCompletion2016ServicesInterior Design, Product Design, BrandingPhotographyAri Hatzis