Lot 1 design uses warm natural color palette at Gumbuya café near Sydney
Gumbuya, an Aboriginal word for Meeting Place, is an all-day cafe and restaurant located in a small Shire suburb South of Sydney. Executive Chef and co-owner Noel Melan approached an interior architecture and design studio Lot 1 design to create a space, where a local crowd would love to gather whether it be for a morning coffee or a night out with the family.
“Gumbuya, a meeting place for locals, needed to be a place that could transition from day to night. At the base of a relatively new multi-residential building, the locals were desperate for a new haunt where they could gather anytime of day. The client was after a space that felt warm, inviting and unpretentious. A place where groups or individuals can meet at the large communal table that greets you upon entry or at the soft banquette or casual window seating, where you can sit back and enjoy your morning coffee or a glass of wine with your evening dinner. Considering the brief and location we decided on reflecting the surrounding textures and colours of the Shire’s nature reserve. Combining a minimal palette of materials which includes the broken stone flooring, pale blue glazed clay tiles running along the front facade and bar counter, black wood timber tables and cladding, muted green plaster on the walls and a large canopy of dried natives hanging organically over the communal table come together in creating a textured and warm setting,” explains Tammy Miconi, principal designer of Lot 1 Design