Chow City Restaurant - 287 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
This Asian-style restaurant and bar has been beautifully ‘layered’ with a rich combination of materials. Exposed timber ceilings, crisscrossed with copper pipes, greet patrons upon arrival. As well as an extensive use of timber, the bar’s back wall is finished in stone, with its texture accentuated by the strategically placed pendant lights. One of the design features at Chow City is the impressive metal-framed light in the bar area that weighs over 200 kilograms. Ewert Leaf has picked up on the Asian sensibility, with timber and steel bar stools framing the bar.