The time has come to say goodbye to the humble ‘fish n chip shop’ and welcome in a new era of bespoke interiors and high-design, if stepping into The Fish Market in Richmond is anything to go by.
Designed by the talented duo of Anna Drummond and Trish Turner at CoLab Design Studio, The Fish Market speaks more of a gourmet experience than a piece of battered flake and minimum chips.
CoLab has used a beautiful ice-filled feature front window, a tiled counter and ornate pressed metal ceiling to evoke memories of early morning market visits to pick up the catch of the day, however once inside the dining area there’s a much different story to tell.
Feature track and pendant lighting speak more of a popular café than a Friday night takeaway shop, but then again, located in the heart of Richmond this is the quality of design that the locals have come to expect.
Selecting a palette of honest materials, the stacked besser blocks, painted concrete floors and white tiled benches are modern and understated, punctuated by pops of retro signage, natural rope and timber plank cladding.
And set amidst the backdrop of the building’s crumbly red brick walls, it’s a space that instantly draws the eye and compels you to enter and sample its wares.
This inexplicable shift between old and new has you hooked from the moment you step inside. Everything from the bespoke furniture, branding and graphics all come together to offer a quirky reinterpretation of a familiar family favourite, and one that’s perfect for the coming-of-age of the Bridge Road precinct.