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Introducing Bar Alba

Buchan is proud to introduce one of Melbourne’s most anticipated bar reveals of the year: Bar Alba.

Designed for local restauranteurs Jesse and Kym Davidson and taking cues from Kew’s renowned interwar architecture, the recently completed wine bar channels the old-world European charm of Italy’s enoteche while respecting the remnants of its heritage-listed site.

The monolithic bar is the showpiece of the fitout, stretching nine metres down the right-hand side of the narrow space and wrapped in rich emerald green scalloped panelling with brass footrests. The bar is anchored within the space by the expansive, original 3.6m high timber ceilings. Curved walls bring a softness to the design, juxtaposed against the metal details and fluted wainscoting.

Buchan’s Interior Design Principal Valerie Mack says the design privileges its patrons and staff to work seamlessly throughout its footprint, which is critical in hospitality.

“Design of interior spaces should help to convey a unique personality that connects to both existing and prospective patrons, enhancing the brand experience and supporting both physical and emotional needs,” she says. “It’s not merely how a space looks; it’s the all-encompassing sensory experience that comes from the food, the wine and the staff that makes a space successful.”

Valerie Mack, Principal – Interior Design

Bar Alba showcases Buchan expertise in boutique, intimate hospitality settings and is a synthesis of their creative and practical mastery in delivering impact to a space, no matter its size.

Read more about Bar Alba here.