Crazy for Color in Perth
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
By Kristen Eichenmuller
WHAT: Clancy’s Fish Bar City Beach, a surfer and family- friendly beachside hot spot owned by brothers Joe and John Fisher
WHERE: Perth, Australia
DESIGNER: Local architect and designer Paul Burnham
ELEMENTS: Crazy colors, anything beachy, and a whole lot of whimsy
Colorful Solutions: Painting the concrete floor with children’s games and cartoon drawings added color and humor to the space. “It was obvious from the very beginning that color and playfulness was the way to go, and we embraced it as fully as we could,” Burnham says.
Bright Idea: Burnham put a spunky twist on the chandelier by draping bundles of colorful European fabrics to fill the volume of the vast dark charcoalcolored ceiling. He says the vibrant lighting lid visually draws the eye toward the spectacular horizontal view of the Indian Ocean.
Tight Turnaround: “Because we wanted to turn things around in seven weeks, materials were restricted to what was readily available,” Burnham says. This included harlequin chairs made from recycled timbers and old street signs.