Project - Dagwood Deli
A slice of New York in the heart of Melbourne.
In a sleek black and white venue in Melbourne’s Southbank, the team at Dagwood Deli are busy at work slinging the iconic New York pastrami on rye sandwich, using locally made bread and house-made pastrami, washed down with locally roasted coffee or Port Melbourne-brewed beer. The American deli staple is not the only thing on offer however – think a blueberry bagel for breakfast or a lox bagel for lunch, as well as a regular rotation of other delicious sandwiches all made with the same attention to detail as its mainstay.
Work-day breakfast and lunch is covered at this New York inspired sandwich bar. With seating for just 21, diners can choose to pull up a stool for a quick bite or wander down to the riverfront for a spot of people watching.
The careful execution of this culinary venture extends to its design. Boutique architecture studio Sans-Arc is behind the fit-out, offering a modern take on the New York delicatessen. The black exterior and white-tiled interior of Dagwood is offset by warm timber and intimate lighting. Signage by Uppercase Studio in Adelaide completes the look. The simple but expertly executed design echoes Dagwood Deli’s dedication to offering simple, delicious food using quality produce.
The team at Sans-Arc chose Fat Shack Vintage’s Glass Ball Pendant Light to hang above the white counter. The traditional styling of this pendant offers a subtle silhouette that works well in the modern, classic-inspired space. The use of multiple pendants across the long white bar serves not only to provide overlapping pools of light, but also echoes the simple geometric shapes found throughout the space.
The opal glass shade offers a unique signage option; its solid illuminated surface is ideal for customisation – where we offer the option of a hand-painted stripe design, Uppercase Studio have customised one of the pendants to designate the ordering area of the counter, saving confusion as well as counter space.
If you have a commercial project or home renovation, consider the classic styling of the Glass Ball Pendant Light. Hung individually, or in multiples as seen here at Dagwood Deli, you can achieve the same blend of modern and traditional as this Southbank sandwich bar.
Location: 6/6 Riverside Quay, Southbank. Melbourne, VIC.
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