“You know what a Fugazzi is? Fugazzi, it’s a fake. It’s a hazy, it’s a doozie, it’s fairy dust. It doesn’t exist. It never landed. It is in no matter. It’s not on the elemental chart. It’s not fucking real.”
– Wolf of Wall Street
Fugazzi is an Italo-New York inspired bar and dining room that blurs the line between today and yesterday. It’s that moment of deja vu that begs the question, have I been here before?
An overnight institution where velvet, leather, marble, inlaid geometric scraps and custom joinery shelves are layered to create a decadent and luxurious atmosphere designed to invoke a sense of nostalgia.
A romantic, textural representation of the past, that simultaneously manages to remain firmly rooted in the contemporary. Is it’s bold character a physical manifestation of the Italians’ age-old gift of making art out of life, or is it just Fugazzi?
Location: Adelaide, SA
Client: Food and Wine Collective
Project team: Graham Charbonneau, Dave Bickmore, Tess Sporn, Sam Broadbridge
Collaborators: Design People
Photographer: Jonathan VDK
Commendation – Best Restaurant Design – 2021 Eat Drink Design Awards
Commendation – Best Bar Design – 2021 Eat Drink Design Awards