China | 2017
Last year Studio Y. was presented with a humble brief: to create the next best restaurant in the world. Our clients wanted to take the most exciting elements of the Melbourne design, food and beverage industry and inject them into the cultural district of Foshan, China.
So we let our imaginations run wild and created The Locksmith - an intensely stylized and conceptual three-story restaurant, cocktail and beer garden.
The Locksmith is an eclectic and rebellious playground that transports you to an enigmatic world of intrigue and storytelling. The name itself inspires curiosity and suggests you’re entering something quite unexpected. In the grand sense it is an abandoned European mansion, opulent, yet nuanced and mysterious.
But everything is not as it seems.
Photography : Ivy Photography + Production