THE HUDSON KING STREET WHARF, SYDNEY
Replacing the old Wagamama restaurant on Lime Street and hovering over Sydney’s King Street Wharf, The Hudson is a lavish New York-themed restaurant and bar with captivating views to Cockle Bay and Pyrmont.
The brief was to create an upmarket, exclusive atmosphere reminiscent of high end New York clubs, with a ‘wow’ factor that would distinguish it from the surrounding venues. The main bar and dining area is dominated by a giant custom ceiling chandelier with a black Barrisol background and suspended chrome-tipped light bulbs scattered throughout. This reflects the shimmer of the harbourside by day and the hum of King Street Wharf at night, and imbues the venue with a warm, brilliant shimmer.
Greeting patrons at the bar foyer are custom mannequin heads bearing the image of infamous gangsters Al Capone, Baby Face Nelson and John Gotti. The passage of time has rendered these gangsters both subversive and enchanting, giving a hint to what to expect once inside the venue.