Inspired by the Victorian gold rush era, unique to our region and fuelled by extravagant stories of wealth and early gold discoveries. Designworks took the idea of opulence and indulgence by using touches of gold embellishments and tactile materials throughout the work but still giving it a quirky Vue de monde twist through the use of hand drawn illustrations by Head Chef Corrie Campbell and Tom Samek. The notion of hand craft and tactility is further emphasised through the use of hand embossed monograms, personalised handwritten menus and authentic wax seals. 

Designworks also approached some of Melbourne’s finest talents to collaborate with throughout the project, including Captains of Industry who produced the restaurant’s range of leather menus, and jewellery designer Julia deVille who created custom made gold pieces for the wine menu as well as sommelier brooches.

Other work by Designworks

Work by other STW group companies