LANEWAY CLUB Restaurant
Australian Open 2019
The Laneway Club at Australian Open 2019 was a space designed to reflect Melbourne's unique laneway culture. The food served comprised on-trend items that you would expect to find at a festival/food truck with an emphasis on guest and chef interaction.
Tennis Australia's brief to CHARD International required furniture to be communal style and cocktail height, with no set seating allocation. The venue a 600 square metres was proposed to accommodate a capacity was 380 guests. CHARD designed the inaugural Laneway Club in 2017, the interior design was produced from concept to execution within six weeks. Exploration of local laneway culture isolated key components of milk crates and fragmented vistas which were engaged as the primary source for the entire internal architecture. Tennis Australia's Laneway Club has been rebuilt several times since 2017 re-utilising the thousands of custom coloured milk crates. The crates created bars and food service stations, six metre tall architectural towers and various guest seating options. At the 2019 Australian Open a range of innovative lighting devices mimicking industrial neon added depth and illumination of the room.
Client: Tennis Australia
Build: Flipside Design
Photographer: Armelle Habib
Furniture: Dann Event Hire
Planting: Nathan Burkett Design