role Interior Design
completed date November 2014
client Pacific Restaurant Group
Jamie’s Italian Brisbane opened its doors to local diners on the 18th of November 2014. peckvonhartel (in association with the UK’s Martin Brudnizki Design Studio) was once again selected by PRG (Pacific Restaurant Group) to provide design services for the new restaurant, located within the heritage-listed Rowes Arcade building in the Brisbane CBD. Split across 2 levels, it is the largest Jamie’s Italian in Australia, accommodating up to 240 guests.
Key design elements include a lively bar area located at the restaurant entry to activate the space and capture the interest of passers-by. The island antipasti bar adorned with cured meats flanked by an open dining area furnished with brightly-coloured industrial stools and booths. A spectacular chandelier comprised of oversized silver-tipped lamps extends from the entry deep into the restaurant to engage passers-by and entice them into the bustling eatery. Exposed sandstone walls and timber floorboards reveal the character of the original building while an eclectic mix of furniture, booths, lighting, colours and materials have been introduced to create a fun, exciting yet relaxed dining atmosphere for guests.
The Brisbane restaurant is the fifth Jamie’s Italian to be opened in Australia following the success of the Sydney, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide restaurants. peckvonhartel has provided interior design services for all five venues, giving each venue its own distinct identity through a thoughtful response to its location and context, adding further to our extensive hospitality portfolio and continuing our ongoing association with the Pacific Restaurant Group.