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Interior Design: Moo Moo Bar + Grill

May 26, 2011

Design Clarity’s fitout for the Moo Moo Bar + Grill in Brisbane blends sleek details with the heritage features of the former Port Office building.

This building is an iconic landmark on the riverside in Brisbane’s CBD. The two-storey, colonnaded structure became the Port Office in 1888. Originally housing the Department of Harbours and Marine, the building has now found a new lease of life as the Moo Moo Bar + Grill: a slick, up-market restaurant within the Stamford Plaza Hotel. Design Clarity partnered with Global Shopfitters and the Moo Moo directors to realise a unique vision for the flagship Moo Moo restaurant in this impressive heritage-listed site.

Respecting the features of the heritage building, the designers developed an eclectic mix of sleek, refined interior spaces with a luxurious, industrial edge and a focus on striking lighting solutions. Subtle hints allude to the provenance of the menu offer, with grey-scale supergraphics referencing Angus & Hereford cattle. A unique indoor/outdoor dining and bar experience has been created, with luxurious balcony areas and lush greenery. Moobar retains the beautifully detailed timber panelling and arched windows of the colonial building, with a striking ten-metre monolithic marble-clad bar illuminated by spiky metal pendants. A considered approach to the design was vital to enhance the building’s character, but also capture the individuality of Moo Moo’s brand.

*Team* Designers: Kristina Hetherington, Sophie Ellis

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