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NICK & NORA'S

Parramatta
NSW Australia | 2018

 

Nick and Nora’s translates the scene of a classic film noir and catapults it into the 21st century. Velvet surfaces, smoky detective dining spaces and walnut timber paneling all work together to create an opulent environment that’s both mystifying and seductive. We were briefed with a film, and that’s where it all started. The space takes its name from the two main protagonists from W.S Van Dyke’s 1934 film ‘The Thin Man’, aptly named Nick and Nora. Enshrining ourselves in film noir and an era of opulence between the two world wars, the result is a space that adapts art deco to contemporary design. Brass detailing, Verde stone and walnut paneling builds the space whereas traditional accents like tiffany lighting and fluted glass helps create the scene. 


Photography : Jiwon Kim