Cornersmith: Forage

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design - Hospitality: Bar and Restaurant
  • University
    Sydney Design School
  • Lead Designer
    Louise Mackay
  • Interior Designer
    Louise Mackay

Forage: (verb) the act of gathering wild food or provisions to eat or use.

Cornersmith will inspire tribe members from far and wide to escape to a place where people dream of dining. A place to forage for wild edibles, embrace natural elements and to feel optimistic, nourished and grounded.

The final design not only inspires whimsy, foraging and activism through design and function, but a marketing and branding plan to ensure the name Cornersmith, and the essence of the brand, is known across the country.

The design for Cornersmith will be synonymous with the raw rich textures of the countryside. Clay rendered walls, timber finishes, colours as vibrant as the rising sun, mixed with a country-chic aesthetic. The ceilings and surfaces will be adorned with stunning Australian foliage and homegrown edibles.

A contrast of colour, texture and light create drama within this hospitality space for Cornersmith. The black timber walls and ceiling cladded in black timber panelling is striking against these lemon encaustic tiles. The final touches of preserved florals and flourishing lemon trees take on the concept of forage - bringing the farm direct to table in Sydney.

Louise is a multi-award winning designer who navigates clients through the anatomy of design from concept to delivery. Through a curated design narrative, Louise specialises in concept development, placemaking and curating spaces that ignite feelings of joy.

Louise is on a mission to realise memorable and creative design solutions through bold application of colour and exploration of texture and materiality. Her true purpose: to challenge the design industry with curiosity, authenticity and heart.

Other prizes
Winner - Dulux Colour Awards 2020 (Student Category) Bronze - International Design Awards 2020 Honourable Mention - International Design Awards 2020