Aaron Bear Robe was looking to put his unique culinary skills to task and open his own restaurant to feature a fusion of fare influenced by his aboriginal background. The brief was to design a modern space that combined the look of urban country and art deco style overlaid with aboriginal
nuances. The seating was planned around a custom bar, designed with wood slats alternating with frosted cream acrylic panels, back-lit, the inspiration being 1920’s art deco Paris. The banquettes were clad in a deep cognac leather with an accent stripe fashioned from a Navajo blanket provided by Aaron. Reclaimed slat walls sourced from a local vintage shop were also clad from behind with frosted cream acrylic and back-lit in keeping with the bar design. Artwork was curated together with Aaron, including panels of birch bark harvested and pressed by Aaron. Industrial machine form was combined to achieve a large the large-scale wall sculpture flanking the east wall.