Customer showcase: Shaw and co April 22 2015

Located in Townsville, QLD, Australia, Shaw and co is a restaurant and bar that warmly welcomes its patrons off Flinders street for a quenching drink or a hearty feed.

A raw and industrial feel, designed by daarc architecture + interiors, pays a tribute to the former glory of the space; the 1913 ‘Alfred Shaw’s Hardware Store’. Exposed beams and panels with materials predominantly timber and rustic metal, inclines us to appreciate the rawness embracing the nostalgia of the past.

The industrial atmosphere is warmed by numerous upcycled elements; the handcrafted wooden stools, use of railway steepers, newspaper clippings on paint peeling walls, the loft like mezzanine. Industrial lighting was used to highlight the rough texture of the existing walls and warm Edison bulbs to colour the venue while maintaining the look of its overall design.

Our 5 head pipe chandeliers are a beautiful compliment to their new home over on the bar at Shaw and co.

all photographs by Scott Burrows