A City Beach, in the area of Perth, Australia, the architectural firm Paul Burnham sign the interior of the bar and fish restaurant Clancy's. Beachfront, this simple and clever decor mixes raw and natural materials, concrete, wood furniture and bright colors. Wide open on the beach, within the restaurant is punctuated by light suspensions dressed tart textiles.
On this project, Paul Burnham says:
"Clancy's Fish Bar City Beach is the third of the quirky and family friendly Clancy's Fish Pubs in Perth, established by brothers Joe and John Fisher.
Clancy's Fish Bar, City Beach was the theatrical transformation of a former restaurant located directly on the sand dunes at the popular City Beach. The Fisher brothers took possession of the former restaurant building in late November 2010.
To bring about the earliest possible relaunch within the remaing Perth summer, the new works were limited to the main restaurant interior. The design intention was to effect the most complete and dramatic transformation of the space and create a new fresh, Clancy's style, family friendly atmosphere, appropriate to it's unique seaside setting.
The makeover was completed in the first week of January 2011.
Carpets were removed and various artworks were painted over the old concrete surface including a hopscotch
game and a mermaid. The high raking ceiling was painted out in a dark charcoal colour and the expansive volume was filled with twelve new oversized purposefully designed, brightly coloured and whimsical fabric chandeliers.
Multicoloured timber slatted chairs were sourced from Barebones Artspace in Byron Bay. Other furniture included a multitude of various coloured chairs, coloured timber tables and beach ball lamps. Beach towels are draped over balustrades. The new interiors rely on an explosion of flamboyant colours and curiosity.
Theatre set construction consultants, Plumb Construction also contributed sea anemone lamps, fish hook shades and various wall and floor graphics.
The success of the design relied on achieving a striking and inspired interior which would appeal to a broad demographic, especially inclusive of beach goers and families. The space is designed to convey a sense of fun and to engage the customers in a carnival of whimsy and colour.
Clancy's Fish Bar is a place that doesn't take itself too seriously, it is somewhere to walk into straight off the beach for a plate of fish & chips and an ice cold beer - very Australian."
For more information, visit the Paul Burnham Architect and the restaurant Clancy's.