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Messenger Cafe by Matt Woods Design

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Messenger Cafe by Matt Woods Design

Some interior design projects have more of a back-story than others, making the design process and material specification all the more paramount to the end product.  Such was the case when designer Matt Woods took the brief for the refurbishment of the Messenger Café in Sydney’s Pyrmont.

“The design was conceptualised based on the clients own personal belief system, and as such I wanted to create a space which reflected the motifs of Christian church design, and this obviously extended through to the materiality,” explains Matt.  “I landed on a terrazzo tile as I felt this was a great solution which felt timeless yet contemporary and the finish would aid in the creation of the monolithic structures I wanted.”

With its hints of warmth and beautifully translucent light grey and white shards that create an unexpected softness, Fibonacci Stone’s Lands Edge was the perfect fit.  “Lands Edge was chosen for its restrained and simple beauty, and as the first finish I selected, it went on to inform all other materials in the palette,” says Matt.

Used across the walls, floors, the counter and banquette seating, Lands Edge has even been implemented into a striking steeple-like peaked wall feature, as well as smaller back-lit wall sconces.

With a short lead-time on the project, it was also Fibonacci Stone’s pledge to have all products available, ready ship, with no lead-time, that further attracted Matt to Lands Edge. “Fibonacci Stone was ready, available and transportable,” says Matt.   Now back open and even more bustling than ever, the cafe is certainly looking divine. Congratulations to Matt and The Messenger Café for a truly inspired project.

Photography by Dave Wheeler / Styling by Madeline McFarlane