Lagoon Dining by Olaver
◄ Lagoon Dining exists in the shell of the former Lygon Food Store, an institution of Melbourne’s Carlton. Olaver worked with the existing cream terrazzo floors as a base for its fitout. The design team was briefed to create a relaxed, fun environment, but given the pedigree of the chefs, the space needed “a level of polish.” Olaver looked to contrasts in materiality, texture and colour – the roughness of the bartop is offset by the upholstered bolsters of the bench seats, while the existing brick is complemented visually and acoustically with linen curtains. The restaurant’s glossy white “surfboard” communal table was designed as a standalone piece that pulls the venue together.