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    Tesse - Preen, Inc.

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    Tesse - Preen, Inc.

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    Birds Nest - Kris Lin International design

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    C.C. Babcoq by Tom Mark Henry, Photography: Damian Bennett

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    Bistecca by Tom Mark Henry, Photography: Damian Bennett

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    Bistecca by Tom Mark Henry, Photography: Damian Bennett


Heritage, intimacy and the exotic for diners

Alison Carter
04 Jul 2019

These entries from the Bars, Restaurants, Clubs and Cafes category reflect a smorgasbord of approaches for diners worldwide.

Tesse from Preen, Inc., is a refined, relaxed and earthy Los Angeles outpost featuring a take on French classics and the California bounty of the land. Paired with the wine cave Boutellier, Tesse is a serious kitchen designed to revitalize Sunset Boulevard. Tesse maintains a beautiful relationship between what it serves and whom it serves. Disrupting tradition the chefs work in the middle of the dining room and diners sit at their elbow. 

Bistecca from Tom Mark Henry is an intimate venue, which takes its cues from Italian dining focusing on one cut of meat and the best Italian wine. The layout of Bistecca is transitory, designed to be experiential. The three separate spaces were conceived to map out the experience from beginning to end, which culminates in reflection on the full journey through the space. Although each space serves a different purpose, all three are central to the concept for the restaurant as a whole and all tie back into the narrative.

Another entry from Tom Mark Henry C.C Babcoq  reflects the fun of dining in its quirky fit out for this 170sqm rotisserie, carvery and cocktail bar in Cronulla, Sydney. Located in a beautiful art-deco building, the heritage of the site was referenced by repeating the curves of the building in the interior design. Curves were used in the shape of the counter, soft edges on seating and design details such as terrazzo floor inlays.

Birds Nest by Kris Lin International Design is based on the geographical characteristics of the project, bringing design elements of the exterior oriental garden into the interior space. The application of elements such as a bridge, flowing water, lotus, plum trees and birds nest on the tree, form an interior landscape that reflects and respects the natural landscape.  The VIP room in the tea club was integrated into the overall space using the concept of a bird’s nest to harmonize the overall space. A 3D model was used to establish the basic modelling of the bird’s nest, stainless steel was then used to create curving lines to form the final structure. 

This is just a snapshop of the many outstanding entries that have come for this year’s WIN Awards, to see them all please click here

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