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Matt Woods

Photos by Dave Wheeler

WINNER - 2015 EAT DRINK DESIGN AWARDS / BEST RESTAURANT DESIGN / BECCAFICO 

WINNER - 2011 INTERIOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS / DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

SHORTLISTED FOR A BUNCH OF OTHER STUFF 

“The disruptor of the Sydney  hospitality scene and serious voice on Mezzanine’s editorial advisory board, Matt Woods takes everything that is wrong and makes it right through an authentic, passionate approach to hospitable interiors.”

Marcus Piper, Mezzanine Editor, Autumn 2017

“ Extrapolating the idea of sustainability to basically mean “no more new shit” Matt Woods has a design stratagem like no other.  Each project is beautiful, authentic, and entirely of its own evolution. Reworking found and repurposed objects, materials and finishes through his unique and very serious design thinking, amazing sense of style and commitment to delivering amazing interiors, a Woods interior is like no other. Moreover each project conceptually envelops  sustainability from a new and ever expanding set of criteria that goes well beyond the solar mitigation of most.” 

Gillian Seriser, Inside Magazine Editor, April 2017

“Designer Matt Woods has responded with accomplished clarity to a complex brief, melding modern Italian food, casual beachside architecture and a classic Scandinavian aesthetic. There’s an approachability to the unfinished joinery of recycled and fire-charred hardwoods, a sculptural beauty to the circular neon tubes that line the walls, a resort-like feel to the slatted boardwalk that bisects the space with wire-brushed timber banquets to the side, and even the selection of plants in ceramic pots is just the right side of quirky. In many ways, Beccafico is the perfect embodiment of a relaxed but refined dining environment and an interior in which one could imagine spending many fine hours.”

Jury Citation - Eat Drink Design Awards 2015