DV8 CREATIVE

IT’S A BIT DIFFERENT

Kermadec Restaurant
Kermadec Restaurant was a lavish maritime-influenced Auckland eatery situated at Viaduct Harbour. Overlooking the marina and fishing wharves, it specialised 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 contained artworks from key New Zealand 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. They 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 was explored with macro-scale marine protozoa and crustacea carved into the glass. The graphic possibilities of these extraordinary creatures were further exploited decoratively on screens doors and furnishings.

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Architects: Noel Lane Architects
Glass design: Stephen Canning
Furniture: David White
Sandblasting: Stephen Canning, Sandblasting Artists

From the archive

This set includes a small edited archive of some of the more interesting graphics and design projects of the last couple of decades.

These have included identity graphics, branding, promotional graphic design, web and interactive design, packaging, book design, catalogues, brochures, and some architectural glass projects.

Prior to founding DV8 Creative, Stephen worked as a glass artist specialising in architectural graphics and sandblasted glass, exhibiting in NYC in 1992, and with much work still in place around NZ.

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