Aranda is a conceptual Australian-influenced bar/cafe and workspace I created with graphic designer, Peter Ogden. A suburb in the north of Australia's capital city, Canberra, Aranda is known for its bushland setting and notable 1960s residential architecture.
Aranda’s design objectives serve the needs of the local creative community as a place to "work and play" and incorporate the Australian suburb's identity as a place for experimentation and innovation. These themes directly influence the interior finishes and furniture and reflect the palette of Australian bushland.
The front of the space reads as a dining area with leather banquettes and a curved tile bar. Through a rolled steel glass enclosure on the second floor, communal tables and benches provide ample space for co-working and events.