Matt Darwon a.k.a. Matt Machine

matt darwon

Clayton Wells worked closely with designer Matt Darwon a.k.a. Matt Machine on the raw, industrial look of the restaurant design that plays on the theme of machinery and non-electronic automation.

Matt's style of creating a space goes against all traditional aspects of interior design. The warehouse-style building features 6-metre high ceilings, and original floor to ceiling windows from when the building used to be the Carlton & United Brewery administration building.

With concrete floors and machine-inspired lights, the simplicity of communal tables only adds on to the raw identity.

To top it off, a mezzanine floor with a curved ceiling featuring original wooden panels from the former building structure, giving a sense of time whilst including Chippendale's heritage.


Photography by David Wheeler