Hassell Architects chose Bolon by Jean Nouvel for the flooring in the Lounge at Café Sydney, a popular rooftop restaurant located in Customs House with sweeping views of the Sydney harbour.
The interiors of the quintessentially Sydney restaurant combine natural light, inviting dark timber and metalwork, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening up breath-taking views of the harbour. Acknowledging the heritage of Café Sydney’s rooftop location in Customs House, the architects sourced recycled timber flooring from demolished historical buildings in Sydney.
Additionally, Hassell Architects artfully integrated contemporary and classic design aesthetics in the Lounge area, complementing the restaurant perfectly and offering the ultimate relaxed experience.
The contemporary touch comes from Bolon by Jean Nouvel, a handmade industrial flooring product made from woven vinyl, and designed as part of a collaborative project with Jean Nouvel Design. The textural linear design of the flooring amplifies spatial geometry in the restaurant space.
Artist Angus McDonald's specially commissioned paintings of the Harbour Bridge adorn the main restaurant.