Malcolm Taylor and Associates

Monarchy

Karangahape Road Auckland Central
Commercial – 2012

Along Karanghape Rd there is a great range of cultures and customs which is reflected in the diversity of Restaurants, bars and cafes in the precinct. Joy Bong was a successful Thai restaurant and Bar that was part of this... Read more

Along Karanghape Rd there is a great range of cultures and customs which is reflected in the diversity of Restaurants, bars and cafes in the precinct. Joy Bong was a successful Thai restaurant and Bar that was part of this interesting tapestry. With Monarchy, Adnan had a vision of elegance and sophistication without losing the customary Thai flavours and friendly demeanour.

New large steel lighting trays have more than 30 candles enclosing small lights on each fitting. They creating continuity between the spaces and add either grandeur or intimacy, depending on the level of light reflecting up onto the wallpapered ceiling. The Wallpaper and gold leaf Scotia add the shimmer of velvet, repeated on upholstered stools and bench seats.

The new leather booth seats start as enclosed circles and unroll like red carpet. The deep red and mandarin velvet upholstery is supported by tones of Pohutukawa red painted walls, which draw you down toward the open fire and Bar. The timber lantern structure of the overhead bar wine racks adds another layer of fretwork similar to the screens and louvers connected to the world outside. White upholstery on the bar and maître d' counter also give a sense of regal comfort.

Awards

  • 2012 – Resene Maestro Commercial Colour Award