Interior Design: Bloodwood Restaurant and Bar

Apr 13, 2010
  • Article by Online Editor
  • Photography by Phil Noller
  • Designer Matt Woods

Located in the former Newtown Conservatory, the interior of Bloodwood Restaurant and Bar has been transformed to reflect the inner Sydney urban environment through the implementation of reclaimed, recycled, or recyclable materials.

Reclaimed & fsc certified plantation timbers & construction waste form feature ceilings, walls, banquette seating and tables. Every seat in the house has led another life before moving to Bloodwood and paints have been selected with low or free of VOC’s. Lighting plays a big part in the interior refurbishment with LED’s used for bar and deck features. At night the deck’s mood is enhanced through recycled jars with a simple tea light candle, while the suspended and knotted cables in the dining room are finished by dimmable cold cathode long life compact fluoros.

Dematerialisation has been a focus with a conscious effort made to retain and work with the primary structure of the existing building. Further efforts have been made to ensure new interior elements do not impede the natural cross ventilation of the space.

With the ability to seat 100, Bloodwood is divided into four unique areas- a front bar, mezzanine dining area, deck dining and a communal table in the basement gallery.

*Team* Designer: Matt Woods; Front Bar Lighting: Volker Haug

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