84 Melbourne St
Mulwala NSW 2647, New South Wales
There is a beautiful simplicity to the design of Blacksmith in Mulwala, New South Wales, and a sophistication that is all the more exciting given the venue’s regional location. The proportions of the indoor/outdoor space are well controlled, with the palette and materials showing incredible restraint and elegance. This restraint allows the few pops of whimsy to have a greater impact: vintage-style pink patio umbrellas might get lost in a busier design, but here they evoke 1970s Southern California without devolving into cliche. There’s a flexibility to the multiple spaces and configurations that is quite clever, and the designers specifically worked to create a plan that might easily expand as the business grows. It is especially impressive that Mulwala’s pre-existing mid-century buildings were taken into consideration – the project is designed to blend in with its neighbours while simultaneously providing the town with something new and fresh.
For both locals and travellers alike, we bring back the great Australian holiday dream of the 60’s and 70’s. Blacksmith is a modernist exploration into the hazy nostalgia of bygone summers set in the regional town of Mulwala, 300km north of Melbourne CBD