Sunday, April 28, 2013

Jamie's Italian Perth

Jamie's Italian has opened in Perth! This is the second Jamie's that Pinkerton has worked on, following on from Sydney in 2011. For the Perth restaurant we provided various custom items including communal tables, round tables, lean shelves, partitions, display shelving, blackboards, flour bins and bread boxes.

Designed by Swedish-born, London-based interior designer Martin Brudnizki, with documentation by local architecture firm PVH, the scheme uses ample recycled timber and burnished metal work to create a rustic-industrial look. We once again sourced our timber from the guys at Round 2 and steelwork from Andrew Earp of Imagiron. 

Brudnizki has worked with Oliver since 2007 to create over twenty Jamie’s Italian restaurants internationally and all feature an open kitchen, anti-pasti bar and pasta making area. However each restaurant adapts the Jamie's Italian look in a slightly different way to create "an individual concept inspired by the building and geography of each site". Our favourite would have to be the Manchester private dining room, in an old bank's safety deposit box room.

But back to Perth. Another common feature of the Jamie's Italian look is using a local graffiti artist to create a memorable feature wall within the restaurant. For Perth it was local boy Kyle Hughes-Odgers and you can see one of those stop motion kind of films of him working on the mural (and a bit more of the restaurant itself) here

Jamie's Italian's Australian restaurants are run by Pacific Restaurant Group - we couldn't ask for a more professional and decent client - and the next one is due to open in Canberra later this year. Images reproduced courtesy PRG.