Beach Hotel & Resort, Byron Bay
Byron Bay, NSW
The Beach Hotel and Resort is a Byron Bay icon that has welcomed locals and visitors for over 25 years. Its famous beer garden and contemporary pub has become a welcoming place for all people from all walks of life. It overlooks Byron’s main beach which is one of the most celebrated views in Australia.
The Beach Hotel and Resort was recently sold to Moelis Hotel Management Australia who partnered with acclaimed landscape architect, David Vago from Habit8, to renovate and breathe new life into the pub and beer garden.
Their brief to David was simple: “Make it green”. Inspired by the rhythm of the ocean and Byron Bay’s surrounding rain forests and mountains, David’s vision for the space is to celebrate the transition from the ocean to the forest.
David believes in finding a balance between public space design and the surrounding landscape, to embrace nature rather than compete with it. This philosophy was the driving force behind his warm organic palette; using rusted steel, aged copper and timber accents. Salt and wind resistant coastal foliage also transitions into lush tropical fronds once indoors, with a spectacular green wall as the main feature behind the stage.
David’s aim was to represent the Byron Bay lifestyle and local community in the space, and he has created a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all visitors.
We supplied bowls and pots from our Designer Bowl, U Bowl and Cylinder collections, all with a custom rust paint effect to tie-in with the design theme. The Quatro Design sales team also collaboratively designed our new 1600 Designer Bowl with David specifically for this project. This landscape pot has now been added to our Designer Bowl range along side our new 1400 and 2000 bowls.
Our 1000 Designer Bowls were converted into hanging planters with the addition of custom powder coated rods and bases to add cascading greenery into the refreshed space.
David Vago regularly specifies Quatro Design’s bowls, pots, planter boxes and street furniture ranges and our entire team enjoyed collaborating with him. We look forward to assisting with him with his upcoming projects.