Melbourne’s Peaches cocktail bar was designed by Pierce Widera to be an immersive alternate universe adorned in the color peach.

  • area / size 2,690 sqft
  • Year 2018
  • Location Melbourne, Australia,
  • Peaches is a cocktail bar located on the second floor of an existing building on Swanston Street, Melbourne. It is part of a larger 3 level hospitality project by the client. Level One consisting of a restaurant; Level Two the cocktail bar Peaches and the rooftop extending the offering.

    It is the result of a collaboration between client and designer and is a mixture of ingredients – just as you would expect in a tasty colourful cocktail. Peaches is a confident and avant-garde bar sitting amongst iconic buildings in Melbourne’s CBD.

    Upon entering the space one is immediately immersed in an alternative peach universe: Suspended circular pendants are a representation of ripe peaches hanging from the pink ceiling and walls are also dipped in a pale pastel peach. Semi private booths upholstered in textured blush fabric are underlined with LED lighting to create an elevated zone within the space. Oversized leaves provide green accents, cutting through and balancing the pink interior. Bespoke candy coloured terrazzo table tops, a green veined onyx bar top and moss green stools further complement the material palette. Shiny brass detailing lifts the interior to a luxurious level.

    A pink staircase leads up to the Peaches rooftop, …. And is literally putting the cocktail umbrella in your drink. The colour palette screams ‘Fun’ with pastel blue walls, a cocktail bar clad in white curved tiles, accented by blue grout and white furniture with umbrellas on timber decking.

    Design: Pierce Widera
    PhotographyDerek Swalwell