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In Focus | Moby 3134 by GOLDEN

In Focus | Moby 3134 by GOLDEN

Designed by Melbourne-based design firm GOLDEN, Moby 3134 in Armadale, Melbourne, boasts an award-winning design of the renowned cafe which has become a beloved institution over the years. The redesign, which transformed the building’s 1970’s shell, was a delicate exercise in blending the old with the new. For designers and co-directors Kylie Dorotic and Alicia McKimm, (who we’ve interviewed here previously), the striking dual colour scheme of teal and ochre was chosen to celebrate the contemporary revival of the building. Attention to detail extends to the selection of delicate cutlery, elegant glassware, and the consistency of design motifs and colour scheme across the multi-level interior.

The building’s original arch windows frame the abundant colour inside. Photo –  Sharyn Cairns .

The building’s original arch windows frame the abundant colour inside. Photo – Sharyn Cairns.

Moby 3143, designed by  GOLDEN , was recently awarded Best Cafe at London’s World Interior News Awards. Photo –  Sharyn Cairns .

Moby 3143, designed by GOLDEN, was recently awarded Best Cafe at London’s World Interior News Awards. Photo – Sharyn Cairns.

The interior of Moby 3143, designed by  GOLDEN . Photo –  Sharyn Cairns .

The interior of Moby 3143, designed by GOLDEN. Photo – Sharyn Cairns.

When 1970’s design meets contemporary chic. Photo –  Sharyn Cairns .

When 1970’s design meets contemporary chic. Photo – Sharyn Cairns.

Attention to detail in every little corner of Moby 3143. Photo –  Sharyn Cairns .

Attention to detail in every little corner of Moby 3143. Photo – Sharyn Cairns.

The interior of Moby 3143, designed by  GOLDEN . Photo –  Sharyn Cairns .

The interior of Moby 3143, designed by GOLDEN. Photo – Sharyn Cairns.


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