Kermadec Restaurant is a maritime-influenced Auckland eatery situated at Viaduct Harbour. Overlooking the marina and fishing wharves, it specialises in Seafood and Pacific cuisine. It was designed by Noel Lane Architects to reflect the diversity of Pacific Oceanic cultures and the variously themed dining rooms contain artworks from key New Zealnd artists such as Max Gimblett, Elizabeth Thompson, and John Pule.
DV8 Creative was commissioned to design and produce decorative glass features throughout the restaurant complex. This included a totally glass-encased interior of a pair of dining rooms based on traditional Japanese design principles, but with an unusually beautiful and unexpected decorative theme.
The oceanic theme is explored with macro-scale marine protozoa and crustacea carved into the glass. The graphic possibilities of these extraordinary creatures are further exploited decoratively on screens and doors.
architects: Noel Lane Architects
glass design: Stephen Canning
sandblasting: Stephen Canning, Sandblasting Artists