Nama Nama

Melbourne, Australia
Izakaya Enterprises
Project 2011 – 2012

Nama Nama was designed with light coloured materials: lime washed timber boards, white joinery and white powdercoated aluminium, in order to make the architecture a blank canvas through which to celebrate the colour of the food.

A feature element of the space that is not white, is the bar / counter.  The restaurant’s existing timber counter was sanded back to its natural form and stained in bright yellow.

All the other timber elements used in the space were also stained or oiled to retain the texture and pattern of the natural material.  The neutral tones and colours draw the customer’s attention to the food on display in the counter.


2013 Eat-Drink-Design Awards - High Commendation Best Cafe Design