Picnicka is a European-inspired restaurant & bar constructed with arched brick architecture inset with green tiling, natural timber furniture and cabinetry, stone flooring throughout and handcrafted wicker details. The venue combines vintage charm with contemporary design ideas.
The project ambition was to create a popular hospitality anchor to Tauranga’s latest residential development - the Elizabeth Towers which deliver modern apartment living paired with a dining and retail precinct at street level now located at the upper end of the city’s CBD.
Our design response honoured the clients obsession with an eclectic vintage aesthetic and a deep admiration for natural finishes. Along with an adoption of their style, the name Picnicka had been developed prior to our engagement. The brand had established the idea of a place where guests could ‘graze and play’. This phrase created the backbone of the create direction, celebrating the romance with nature found while enjoying a picnic in a European meadow.