Set in Westfield shopping centre, Cabana is a new Brazilian restaurant designed by Michaelis Boyd Associates. The lighting is a bespoke design by Kate Wilkins Lighting Designers featuring beautiful kites hovering above diners.
Cabana has a brilliantly casual ambience; the designers having created a colourful feast for the eyes including strings of coloured tee shirts, lights and a wall papered with typographical posters.
The tables were another bespoke design, this time by the architect and were created using timber from cheese curing shelves and manufactured by Graham Waring Furniture.
The walls are covered in custom woodblock printed posters, a colourful setting for the custom built booths. The denim upholstery is made from worn jeans imported from Brazil along with reclaimed floorboards cladding the bases.
Cabana is shortlisted for the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 12/13 in the Restaurant or bar in a retail space category and in the Lighting category.