• feauturedimage
  • image2
  • image3
  • image4
  • image5

Wallis & Ed

September 17, 2012

Woods Bagot transforms the former site of the Hard Rock Cafe in Melbourne’s CBD into a casual and inviting restaurant with an understated industrial aesthetic.

Situated in the iconic Hotel Windsor in Melbourne’s CBD, Wallis & Ed is a coffee shop, dining room and bar in the space formerly occupied by the Hard Rock Cafe. Drawing inspiration from the name of the hotel in which it sits, the venue’s name is a cheeky nod to Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, and his saucy mistress Wallis Simpson.

A material palette of crisp, neutral hues creates an inviting and calm interior. Timber cladding wraps the ceiling and walls in a geometric pattern, which flows from the dining room into the bar. Cable Jewellery pendant lights designed by Volker Haug complement the industrial aesthetic.

The former entrance to the Hard Rock Cafe has been reactivated with the introduction of a new coffee counter, which pokes through the facade to lure in the early morning coffee trade.



Leave a Reply

Keep up-to-date with our bi-weekly newsletter

You’ll get

  • News, insights and features from the interior design and architecture community
  • Coverage on the latest projects, products and people
  • Events and job updates

Join now!

Sign up to the newsletter