Nocturnal Animals

Creation of experiential restaurant concept for forward-thinking chef

Interior Design

"Nocturnal Animals adds pop and attitude, challenging notions of what a fine dining restaurant can be."

What's the Story?
Client
Alex Claridge
Area
450m2 (4843.76sq.ft)
Services
Architecture & Interior Design

The second venue conceived by acclaimed chef Alex Claridge (of The Wilderness fame), Nocturnal Animals is a provocative combination of neon-infused 80s-inspired glamour, tongue-in-cheek branding and a delicious but accessible fine dining menu.

As is the case with any restaurant worth its salt, the design concept forNocturnal Animals took its direction from the food. Claridge conceived the menu while listening to the “All Out 80s” Spotify playlist and instructed the team at Faber
to do the same while formulating ideas for the interior. The result is a riot of slick monochrome, vividly colourful graphic prints, postmodernist furniture silhouettes, David Lynch-esque passageways and kitsch neon signage.