Southbank restaurant and bar Supafish has been nominated to enter the globally recognised Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.
Launched in Melbourne in December 2017, Supafish is a 38-metre floating bar with glowing eyes and neon ribs.
The 300-capacity barge is a collaboration between long-time friends & business partners Andrew Mackinnon (The Taboo Group) and Grant Smillie (E.P & L.P Los Angeles, Melbourne City Brewing Company).
Designed to transport visitors to a futuristic world, the venue features a bright and bold neo-Tokyo inspired fit out, paired back with recycled materials, galvanised steel and shades of black and white.
“It was very important for us at Taboo to create something that would really push the envelope on what might be achievable on a pop-up as we always like to challenge ourselves when it comes to creative execution,” says co-founder Mackinnon.
Smillie and Mackinnon say they were driven by the parameters of the barge’s design and, after a race to complete the build in 2017, the pair is proud of what has been achieved.
The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards is a globally recognised competition dedicated to the design of food and beverage spaces.
The Awards attract the world’s top designers, hospitality operators and judges from the UK and globally. Recent names include Zaha Hadid, Kengo Kuma, Foster & Partners, Gordon Ramsay and many more.
The awards ceremony will be held at London's King's Cross on October 4, 2018.