Case Study

Shop Fitting: The Coop in Byron Bay

Project Details

Front-of-house shop fitting for one of the hottest new eateries in Byron Bay.

Feature materials

Butcher's block counter top Local Tallowwood
Wood and metal counter facade Seasoned Bloodwood and Tallowwood with aged steel panels and antique black dome nuts
Counter frame In-house stainless steel frames with adjustable legs
Skirting boards Tallowwood

The owners of The Coop were initially developing this French-style chicken and salad bar project for a third party when they suddenly decided not to proceed. However, the owners decided to see the project because of its potential, albeit with some incomplete designs.

They approached us to collaborate and complete the front-of-house shop fitting plans, which we would then fabricate fully in-house.

The final shop fitting design concept was a sophisticated and modern nod to a chicken’s coop. The food-safety compliant 9.5 metres long counter is an intriguing combination of stainless steel, roughly dressed timbers and aged steel accents on the facade.

The butcher’s block serving counter lends an unexpected touch. For the shelves, we chose the enduring and versatile Tallowwood native hardwood. With no visible joins and curved edges, the shelves are another outstanding highlight of this unique shop fitting project.

The design uses eco-friendly products and complies with food-grade Council regulations. By carefully listening to the client’s vision, we could employ our skills in a range of artisanal trades to deliver a quality custom-made rustic design.


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Shop Fitting: The Coop in Byron Bay