With an expanding restaurant empire, Fonda recently opened their third joint in Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Australia, that serves up fast and fresh Mexican food. After previous tenants failed in the restaurant game in this location, Techné Architecture + Interior Design were called upon to work some magic in the space. Their design approach was to break down the large space into more intimate areas to make the customers feel more comfortable.
Using bold and playful colors throughout the space, Techné also incorporated graphics and branding by Luke Henley of Wild Hen Design to help solidify a festive, Mexican feel that goes hand in hand with the Fonda family of restaurants.
Techné designed custom furniture, including the booths, banquettes, and tables, that reference picnic and park furniture and benches.
The lighting is meant to reflect the complex power line compositions you see in suburban Mexico.
Large windows open up letting customers feel like they’re dining outside as they sit facing out.
Photos by Tom Blachford.