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In Focus | Fonda by Studio Esteta

In Focus | Fonda by Studio Esteta

A 'finish' is the interior design term for the outermost surface, the part the users see and get to touch. The finishes at Fonda located in Bondi, Sydney, designed by Studio Esteta, are pretty special and are ticking off all our boxes when it comes to our favourite current finish trends. Think endless terrazzo, in breathtaking baby blue, rattan and luscious terracotta walls. The design is layered with conceptual intent, inspired by the ideals of modern Mexican architecture paired with a sympathetic approach to the history Bondi. 

 Designed by   Studio Esteta  Fonda  is located in Bondi, Sydney.

Designed by Studio Esteta Fonda is located in Bondi, Sydney.

 The perfect palette - peach, blue and terracotta hues feature in the restaurant.

The perfect palette - peach, blue and terracotta hues feature in the restaurant.

 Directors Sarah Cosentino and Felicity Slattery have worked wonders with what was once 193-square-metres of run-down hospitality venue.

Directors Sarah Cosentino and Felicity Slattery have worked wonders with what was once 193-square-metres of run-down hospitality venue.

 Drawing on the traditional ‘Fonda’ in Mexico; a home that opens its doors to the local community as a restaurant, and the brands motto ‘mi casa, su casa’, the design response was to inherit a casual and homely personality.  

Drawing on the traditional ‘Fonda’ in Mexico; a home that opens its doors to the local community as a restaurant, and the brands motto ‘mi casa, su casa’, the design response was to inherit a casual and homely personality.  

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 For the design of  Fonda , the work of architect Luis Barragan was a major source of inspiration for   Studio Esteta   .

For the design of Fonda, the work of architect Luis Barragan was a major source of inspiration for Studio Esteta .

 Ever-popular terrazzo makes many appearances in the interior designed by   Studio Esteta

Ever-popular terrazzo makes many appearances in the interior designed by Studio Esteta


+ All imagery courtesy of Studio Esteta.


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A Moment With | Mari Andrew

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