Cutler & Co..

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After 8 years at the sharp end of Fitzroy’s vibrant dining scene, Cutler & Co was ripe for a creative makeover to re-engage customers and reignite the senses.

Imagine this… Seeing a city skyline and tasting blackberries. Or hearing a violin and feeling a tickling sensation on your left knee. Or thinking Wednesdays are light red.

You’d be in good company — amongst the likes of Aphex Twin, Tori Amos, Leonard Bernstein, Mary J Blige, Billy Joel, Kanye West, Robin Hitchcock, David Hockney, Eddie Van Halen and more — who experience what is known as Synesthesia: when senses collide. This notion, the collision of the unexpected, inspired our reinvention of Cutler & Co, a century-old metalworks factory reformed into the epitome of modern dining.

Sculptured semicircular booths create quiet intimacy. A light-flooded open kitchen displays frenetic activity. Custom-designed contemporary table lighting meets a random collection of junk-shop memorabilia. Knobbly gourds and pumpkins sit alongside elegantly styled bar tables. An elaborately ornate side table, at home in a Versailles drawing room, rests against the raw unfinished factory wall.

Think contemporary mixed with antique. Custom-built competing with reclaimed. Curated coalescing with haphazard. A hit-or-miss mix of textures — velvety vs granular, crunchy vs smooth, earthy vs. glossy — that intensifies the experience and keeps patrons coming back for more.

The restyled Cutler & Co is all about a celebration of difference. A playful play of opposites. A disruption of the senses. The creative amalgamation of an eclectic collection of elements that shouldn’t work together, but somehow do.

Location

Fitzroy, Victoria

Type

Hospitality

Services

Architectural Design
Interior Design
Furniture Selection
Decor & Styling

Media

Design Team

Iva Foschia
Mimi West
Graham Ho
Kathryn McKenzie

Credits

Photography by Earl Carter

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