- Article by Online Editor
- Photography by Will Reichelt
- Designer Matt Woods
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The primary aim of the Avido design has been to create a warm, interesting, unique and friendly environment through the combination of reclaimed and new materials. The individual elements have been selected with their environmental impact in mind and are fused with classic design techniques and furnishings in a contemporary, slightly industrial way.
Patrons are greeted with an intricate macramé ceiling feature by Smalltown’s Sarah Parkes, which is offset by deconstructed brick walls, warm timber counters, blasts of colour and an eclectic range of classically styled furnishings. Diners are encouraged to “hang their hats” and call Avido home either in the dining room, at the bar or in the 40-seat wine garden, which offers the additional bonus of the theatre of an open kitchen.
Now in its eleventh year, Shaw Contract’s Design Awards program honors architecture and design firms that are changing the way people engage and interact with a space.