Chifley Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Sydney, but it’s the lower-ground level that’s captured our attention. It’s the location of the new District Brasserie, a 200-seat restaurant designed by Paul Kelly. The food is fabulous and so is the interior – it includes custom-made brass pendants and wall lights by ISM Objects!
We are great admirers of Paul Kelly Design. As a specialist hospitality design studio, it has created the beautiful interiors of more than 300 venues across Australia and Asia, including high-profile projects such as The Ivanhoe Manly, Sokyo at The Star, The Oaks and The Bourbon. We were very happy to contribute a series of custom pendant lighting for its latest venture.
District Brasserie includes a bistro and a bakery that serves wonderful French pastries. Chef Mark Knox (formerly of BLACK, Public Dining) has created a classic fine dining menu for the bistro that caters to the business lunch crowd. The food is complemented by an elegant interior that features mid-century inspired leather furniture, distressed walls, aged brass highlights and a striking polished green marble bar.
Lighting is a crucial element of hospitality design. We’ve worked with a number of Australian designers to produce lighting designs that add a special dimension to some of the country’s finest restaurants and bars.
It was a pleasure working with Paul Kelly Design on custom lighting for the District Brasserie. It’s the perfect place to linger for a long business lunch.