Madame Nhu, Chatswood

Project Name: Madame Nhu
Location: Hawker Lane, Chatswood
Date of Completion: November 2015
Project Type: Interior Design

The design was inspired by the French colonial influences on the city of Saigon. These cultural influences can be found in Vietnamese-French colonial villas, the street landscape as well as the fashion and lifestyle. The approach of this kiosk design is to create a sense of nostalgia for the 1950s/60s Saigon streetscape; which is highlighted by the typical aged yellow masonry wall with blue French window shutter details. Reflecting the lavish and colourful tropical gardens of Saigon, local flowers such as bright bougainvillea, create a canopy around the kiosk to further enhance the sense of being on a street in heart of Saigon.