You’d be forgiven for thinking that these images of The Apollo restaurant, designed by George Livissianis, were in greyscale. The muted palette doesn’t reflect its sunny location in Sydney Australia. This desaturated restaurant was designed to reflect the rocky natural Greek landscapes, using distressed materials.
The walls have been sanded and painted, and sanded again to create the distressed and dusty effect. The bright white Artemide lighting, along with the floods of natural light make the space seem as if it had been bleached by the Mediterranean sun. Custom made chairs nestle beneath sandblasted solid oak table tops.
The cement flooring with brass inlays was supplied by James Hardies Industries and the upholstery from Dickson.
The Apollo is shortlisted in the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2012/13 in the Australia & Pacific Restaurant category.