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Cortado Restaurant Bar & Cafe


Christchurch

Cortado Restaurant Bar & Cafe offers Latin American influenced continental cuisine along with other standard favourites. With a restaurant and bar already based in Picton, when it came to developing a new site in Christchurch there was a desire to continue a similar theme as Picton, both in design and cuisine.

An extremely tight budget meant Element 17 had to be creative in their approach using existing or second-hand fittings where possible – but suitably enhanced by Resene wallpapers and paints to tie in with the overall theme. The current backdrop colour was retained, with new Resene paints and wallpapers selected to tie into the existing hue and create the South American feel. Resene wallpapers were used to wrap the existing pendant lights, again to tie into the overall look of the interior.

The Latin American influence is immediately identifiable on entry to the bar, with a vivid and commanding wall mural painted on a back wall with South American motifs – all painted in Resene colours of Resene Picton Blue, Resene Bright Spark, Resene Red Berry, Resene Pohutukawa and Resene Rakaia. These colours were also used as other accents including on the back bar area. Pendant lights are wrapped in Resene wallpaper Vanity Fair 785456 and Resene wallpaper Room 20 8800-86.

The inspiration for the colour scheme for the Christchurch location came from two sources – the Latin American cuisine, and the colours of the company logo and website, being red and black on a white background, with Resene Pohutukawa being a prominent colour. There was also a subtle use of red on small items scattered throughout the bar – such as joinery handles and the toekick to the front bar. The Latin or South American feel comes in the mural and the generous use of strong colours throughout.

Resene Picton Blue
Resene Picton Blue
Resene Bright Spark
Resene Bright Spark
Resene Red Berry
Resene Red Berry
Resene Pohutukawa
Resene Pohutukawa
Resene Rakaia
Resene Rakaia

Cortado Restaurant Bar & Cafe

Cortado Restaurant Bar & Cafe

Cortado Restaurant Bar & Cafe

Cortado Restaurant Bar & Cafe

Cortado Restaurant Bar & Cafe

Artist: Sinead Satherley
Building contractor: Element 17
Client: Cortado
Photographer: Dave Richards

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