Feast of Merit - 117 Swan Street, Richmond
Designed for not for profit organisation YGAP, this café was the Gold Winner in the 2014 Melbourne Design Awards in the hospitality category. Project Group donated its services in building this fitout, as did the majority of suppliers and services. The design virtually gutted the interior and exposed the rough brick walls, some of which were painted. Even the floor is ‘distressed’, with patches of concrete appearing as a ‘rug’ below the deliberately ill-matched furniture. The exposed chunky timber beams lining the ceiling add to the restaurant’s charming barn-like quality.