The Melbourne-based Studio You Me build an airy and fresh interior space for a local cafe. The Kettle Black has a quite confidence nestled under the belly of an Elenberg Fraser apartment tower on Alber Road, South Melbourne. The light filled cafe is elegant and warm, it is authentic and hand crafted and is genuinely a feel good space with a friendly hustle.
“The Kettle Black is no standard cafe, it sits somewhere between cafe and restaurant, almost creating its own new genre of venue. The interior pallete has been carefully curated with warm finishes of soft oak timbers, polished concrete offset by the punch of the mischievous green furniture and tiled walls.”
“The black crafted steel hanging waiters stations and communal tables add the tough edge whilst the hexagonal marble tiles and brass detailing bring a refined elegance and luxury to the cafe. The true beauty and innovation of this project is how the design slowly reveals itself with a series of vignettes within the interior, an ordinary concrete construction pipe transformed into an elegant brass lined water basin.”
“These theatrical moments celebrate the ordinary into something truly beautiful and sculptural.”