Elenberg Fraser wins international hospitality design award for Vue de Monde
Elenberg Fraser have won the 2012 Award for Design Excellence in Restaurants for the new Vue de monde restaurant in Rialto Tower, at the HA+D Hotel Management Asia Hospitality Awards announced at a ceremony in Mangkok, Hong Kong on Wednesday night.
The prestigious international awards run by HA+D Magazine recognise outstanding hospitality design projects in the Asia region, and are judged by a distinguished international panel as well as HA+D readers.
Vue de monde's design acknowledges the links between 'destination dining' and Australia's tourism and uses this to explore other Australian tourist attractions including the unique natural landscapes, which are brought to life through materials and features.
Director of Elenberg Fraser, Callum Fraser, says "Our design for Vue de monde is an investigation of the links between body, memory and ritual. We wanted to go beyond the clichés that dominate Australian tourism and create a connection with Melbourne's local natural environment – the river estuary."
Guests experience elements of this environment on their journey through the restaurant from the glowing lights of fireflies and the campfire, to the black basalt surface of the billabong and the stretched animal hides covering the tables.
Elenberg Fraser are currently working on a range of local and international hospitality and tourism projects.