Collaborating with celebrated hospitality design company, Design Partnership Australia, GH Commercial brought years of experience and technological know-how to beef up a highly specific design brief.
The Meat & Wine Co.
With restaurants located in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and Mayfair; London, The Meat & Wine Co. is the go-to venue for perfectly paired Australian farmed steaks and premium world-class wines. Routed by an Afro-centric inspired aesthetic and underscored by each site’s unique Australian setting, the spirit of ‘Ubuntu’ - giving and sharing - embodies each space.
Designing the interior of The Meat & Wine Co. Bella Vista required this same dedication to honour its culture with traditional architecture, motifs and patterns, and was carefully brought to life by the noted design trio, Callie van der Merwe, Roberto Zambri & Calvin Janse Van Vuuren from Design Partnership Australia.
An articulate design story required specific fixtures and fittings throughout, with a flooring base that would complement and enhance the space without overpowering. The team had a very specific idea about a look that would anchor the design, but it also needed to meet stringent health and safety measures and be durable enough to counter years of busy foot traffic.
Landing on the visual appeal of sisal, a rustic and highly textured natural fibre, the task was to create a sisal/hessian look carpet with commercial hospitality performance capabilities. With a reputation for delivering highly complex flooring solutions across all commercial sectors, the designers were confident the GH Commercial team would be able to develop just what they needed:
"A hessian carpet print was developed for an authentic natural fiber carpet and developed into a carpet which would be commercially viable and suitable for wear and tear which restaurants face daily. Working with GH Commercial, over a period of 4 months, a bespoke carpet was developed just for the project using their Designer Jet Sheet range. We chose this product due to the design flexibility it offers whilst being commercially rated giving us peace of mind that it would last compared to using a natural fiber-based carpet."
Roberto Zambri - Design Partnership Australia.
The finished product, a flecked and texturally rich all Australian Made carpet in burnished, ochre tones, supported the unique golden and copper feature patterned breeze block wall. Woven rope light pendants designed by Design Partnership Australia and made in South Africa bring a warm ambient atmosphere to the restaurant. Together, this tells a beautifully rendered story about the brand ethos being, African Pride.
Interior Design Meets Leading Tech. Magic
Realising the conceptual vision of Designers and Architects is made incredibly simple with our world class Designer Jet® custom capability. Offering next level flexibility, clients can choose to customise colours from our extensive library of existing patterns or create their own entirely unique design.
Using precision engineering to inject dye directly into the pile, Designer Jet® print technology is capable of reproducing virtually any image, logo, drawing or motif, in every conceivable colour, creating bespoke carpet suitable for any commercial project application. Along with rapid production turn-around, Designer Jet® carpets are simple to install, offer great stain resistance and are rated ACCS contract heavy or extra duty.
All Designer Jet ® products, from carpet tiles and planks to 1.96m carpet rolls, conform to exacting sustainability standards, using less water, chemicals and dyes than traditional continuous carpet dying processes, and are officially certified Declare Red List free.
Hospitality Flooring Made Easy
From creating a memorable visual impact, to blending seamlessly into an existing decor, GH Commercial have extensive experience supplying and designing for the hospitality sector. From pubs, clubs and restaurants to hotel foyers and guest rooms, we successfully combine aesthetics, function, durability and acoustics to deliver safe, resilient flooring with excellent sound insulating properties and great underfoot comfort.
For custom carpet proudly designed and manufactured in Australia, with design fees included, smaller minimum orders, fast lead times and a price to suit any commercial budget, let the GH Commercial team bring the magic of Designer Jet® to your next project.
Project: The Meat & Wine Co. Bella Vista
Hospitality Group: Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group
Hospitality Design Company: Design Partnership Australia
Callie van der Merwe (Principle)
Roberto Zambri (Senior Associate)
Calvin Janse van Vuuren (Senior Associate)
Flooring: Designer Jet® sheet
Photography: Pixflix Productions
Client: Meat & Wine Co. Bella Vista