• Prize
    Winner in Interior Design - Hospitality: Bar and Restaurant
  • Company/Firm
    Ewert Leaf
  • Lead Designer
    Ana Calic
  • Design Team
    Amy Stuart (Interior Designer) & Eng Law (Architect)
  • Architect
    Ewert Leaf
  • Interior Designer
    Ana Calic
  • Const. Company
    Koble Projects
  • Location
    81 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
  • Project Date
    June 2021

Once the former “State Savings Bank of Victoria” established in the early 1900’s, 81 Lygon St. has taken on many unique identities, most recently as Teller, the local’s restaurant.

The brief called to create a venue that celebrated the existing fabric of this heritage listed building unique to Lygon St, whilst also injecting new life through an approachable hospitality venue that locals and visitors alike could call an extension of their home.
Like the colourful history of the building, the venue is comprised of a series of different spaces all taking on an identity of their own and forming their own narrative.

Both the concept and brief formed around the idea of celebrating community. Working within an existing building envelope, the approach to spatial planning was inventive and considered. The spatial adjacencies between commercial kitchen, bar, wait stations, amenities, keg rooms, cool rooms and back of house areas were required to flow seamlessly in order to ensure both efficiency and productivity.

Teller is a venue that feels like it’s always been there and is a part of Lygon Street’s rich history and fabric.