The Waiting Room Melbourne 2010

In association with 1:1 Architects

Architecture Award – Interior – 2011 Victorian Architecture Awards

High Commendation – 2012 Eat Drink Design Awards

Inspired by a fine piece of vintage crystal glassware, TWR was influenced by the grand hotels of post WWII in Europe and the Americas and aspires to opulence, longevity and comfort.

A place for a cocktail on the way out, a romantic hideaway, or a place of comfort away from home, TWR transforms from casual lounge during the day to a sophisticated cocktail bar at night.

The venue combines grandeur with intimate detail and style, and presents a series of rooms of ever-decreasing proportions with increasing levels of intimacy. Custom designed fittings and furnishings have been developed to create a unique space and a monumental, formal entrance connects the facetted and mirrored ‘jewel box’ interior with the adjacent hotel lobby.

PHOTOGRAPHS BY EARL CARTER