In the heart of busy Chadstone The Fashion Capital a botanical oasis rises from the bustling crowds to beckon passersby into its restful and leafy interior. MEZZ Kitchen and Bar may indeed appear like a mirage to the tired shopper with its elegant finishes, lush planting, garden motifs and chalky timbers. Studio Y designed the space to be botanical and calming, high-end yet humble, and a reflection of MEZZ’s healthy and light cuisine. While enjoying the delectable fare on offer, patrons take in an almost 360 view of the produce being prepared inside.
The front of the gazebo is cladded with stunning jungle-inspired custom printed tiles, designed specifically for MEZZ. The space is further enhanced by the slatted ceiling, reminiscent of a tree canopy, the lighting placed carefully to seem like shards of light peeking through. Banquette seating forms part of the restaurant perimeter offering patrons the choice of sitting under the giant macramé screen nestled in the cushions or relaxing in the back amongst the trees and flamingo printed upholsteries.
The space is also accessorized with large outdoor pots and powdercoated vases, bungalow palms and ivy vines and the waiter stations and host points have been cladded with powder coated iron fencing, to complement the outdoor furniture. Diners can now sip on a crisp Pinot Grigio while taking in the jungle print tiles, giant macrame screen and sumptuous plant life adorning this fresh, sunlit interior.
Design: Studio Y
Photographey: Michael Gazzola