With their delicious dining options, trendy bars and hole-in-the-wall cafes, laneways are full of surprising and hidden gems. The newly opened Everton Plaza Laneway is a great example of this, transforming a retail shopping centre into an authentic urban laneway boasting award winning hospitality providers and offering unique dining experiences.
Modern Concepts worked with Reds Group to bring the Everton Plaza Laneway to life. We carefully sourced and curated high-quality furniture pieces and seating to enhance the laneway’s atmosphere and functionality.
Creating Authentic Spaces
In a foodie obsessed precinct such as our client’s, creating authentic spaces that are inviting and modern will enhance appeal, attract more foot traffic and create a unique dining experience for customers. Our brief was to bring the empty laneway shell to life, selecting and styling furniture pieces that would create a funky, intimate dining atmosphere.
Communal seating is ideal for high energy venues where the service is quick, and the food is shared.
For this project, we recongised the need for zones that encouraged social connection while guests dined. Communal seating was used to foster social interaction and help maximise space by allowing more guests to be seated at a time.
As a partially outdoor venue, the seating was selected due to its durability, ability to withstand rigorous use and to fare well despite the often extreme Queensland weather.
As the brief listed that the furniture was to remain permanently outside, we opted for highly durable treated timber to avoid cracks and rotting due to moisture. The treated timber was also selected due to its weight, ensuring it would not be a security risk when the laneway was exposed at night.
Seating and Furniture Layout
Low stools were paired with smaller bistro style tables to create an intimate atmosphere for guests. This seating layout was designed to ensure the narrow areas would remain comfortable even in times of high foot traffic. This layout also ensured there would be a clear pathway, even distribution of traffic and ample space for comfortable dining.
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