ISSUE 22  |  Australia and Beyond

Industrial Chic in Melbourne: The Outpost Dining Room

June 01, 2012 1:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Located in South Yarra, in an emerging neighborhood near the train tracks, the newly opened Outpost Dining Room is attracting a new wave of diners to an old industrial precinct.

The interiors, designed by Hassell, feature limed timber, exposed electricals, Jielde lamps, and custom seating inspired by French industrial factory stools. Locally sourced artifacts of the industrial age also feature in the mix: a recycled shop front, vintage door handles, an old ceramic ice sink. For more information, go to Outpost Dining Room.

Above: A communal table is flanked by custom factory chairs.

Above: A pair of Jielde sconces illuminates a dining corner.

Above: Green tiles add color to the room. Design by Hecker Guthrie; photo via Lady Chameleon.

Above: A vintage ice sink adds an air of authenticity.

Above: A vintage cash register serves as a decorative prop. Photo via Lady Chameleon.

Above: Pale green tiles add a dash of color to the otherwise monochromatic dining room. Photo via Lady Chameleon.

Above: The outdoor tables and stools are a modern interpretation of classic French industrial pieces.