Left of Field

Location: Rhodes, Sydney NSW


Kat Mersiti

Product Sourcing & Timber Work


Forging new ground in Brisbane's dining and hospitality scene, the Loft is a 150-seat lounge recently opened in the cultural hub of West End. The venue captures the relaxed, low-key Queensland summer vibe with an antique garden saturated in hanging greenery and an open deck above the bustle of Boundary Street. The interior is spacious and warm, studded with large wooden beams.

The Brief

Working closely with our client, Prototype was asked to provide a practical yet interesting function chair that would both complement and contradict the industrial inspired space.

How We Did It

Prototype supplied several popular chair and stool models to maximise space and style with minimalist design. The Transit Chair was the main chair supplied for this project. A highly versatile piece, this epoxy coated steel rod and steel seat chair put its outdoor capabilities to good use on the balcony of the chic café. Easy to clean and pair with existing pieces, this chair will retain its effortless sophistication through rain, hail, or shine.

Prototype paired these slimline seats with custom laminate top outdoor tables in square and rounded variations. The custom tables boast a bright white colour and feature slots for the practicality of drainage. These are supported by strong 4 Way Nook Table Bases, all powder coated in black.

The plywood UVU Chair is featured inside. Custom coloured to coordinate with the venue, these chairs are simple and sturdy, and tucked around Prototype custom European Oak timber table tops 32mm thick with black 4 Way Nook Tables Bases to match the exterior custom tables.

By the window, the Prop High Stool with backrests sits beneath tall breakfast benches that look out over the local city landscape. Coated in sleek black, these plywood stools are the perfect height to settle in for a warm cappuccino with foamy latte art and a generously infused caramel donut.

The end result is a crisply coloured, coordinated café where the colourful dishes and fantastic flavours aren’t overpowered by the décor. It is a fresh, modern design with a generous sprinkle of functionality.


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