Bathers’ Pavilion is a Balmoral institution, having a legacy of nearly 100 years. Built in the 1920s, the grand Mediterranean-style art-deco building has recently undergone a spectacular refurbishment, and we’re delighted to see Savannah and Contract leather on the chairs.
Luchetti Krelle modernised the iconic establishment, while honouring its heritage and Mediterranean charm. Nautical blue-and-white stripes and sailboat-walnut detailing celebrate the seaside setting, and custom and designer furniture pieces are carefully curated, as are a collection of artworks from Australian artists including Jeffrey Smart and Ken Done.
The interiors offer a variety of seating in casual and formal dining spaces, including cosy banquettes, casual high tables and terrace seating. The popularity and the coastal setting of Bathers’ Pavilion influenced the choice of durable yet sumptuous materials; ones that would endure wear and tear and retain their colour, yet look and feel luxurious into the long term.
Luchetti Krelle upholstered the banquettes in Savannah leather, with deep-blue Teal on the seats and mid-grey Fog trim on the backrest cushions, paired with blue and white stripes. Savannah is a full-grain German semi-aniline leather that exhibits the natural characteristics and variations of leather. It has a unique shrunken grain appearance and is evenly coloured and protected for high light fastness and durability. Savannah has superb seating comfort and a soft hand. It is also GreenTagTM, endorsed as being safe to use (friendly to the health of people and the environment), fit for purpose (durable) and processed through an ethical supply chain (sustainable).
Contract leather in light-grey Amsterdam is also used for seating and curtain trim. The Contract range is a specifically developed pigmented leather produced with a UV-treated, dirt-resistant and fire-retardant finish, providing high light fastness and durability. Vienna Leather was also used for loose furniture around the venue. Vienna is a GreenTagTM, endorsed full grain South German Semi Aniline leather that exhibits the natural characteristics and variations of leather. It is evenly coloured and protected for high light fastness and durability.
For more information about Savannah and Contract leather, view the products on our website or contact your nearest Pelle Leathers representative.
Project photography by NIKKI TO