Ron De Vu is a boutique bar on Lower Crown Street in the heart of Wollongong, NSW. Previously, the interior housed a dark aesthetic and the new owners engaged Birdblack Design to create an open and bright space. Ron De Vu has a strong focus on serving quality wines and creative cocktails, and so the fit-out needed to accommodate their vision.

The brief was to create a space that felt fresh from anything seen in the Wollongong area. A strong emphasis on concrete and oak timber was desired and a dark tiled mosaic floor began as the base of this space. Concrete and oak timber table tops flow throughout the bar area.

White chairs with oak bases aid in creating a contrast between finishes. Highlights of brass are used at the bar display and within the feature pendant lighting. The custom neon signage is surrounded by green foliage and is certainly the eye catcher of this interior.

This boutique space feels open yet intimate. The subtle details throughout the bar tie it all together: greenery, pattern timber and brass. The selection of materials and clean-lined design are enjoyed by Ron De Vu’s abundant clientele.

Interior Design: Birdblack Design
Photography: Hannah Ladic Photography