The Matterhorn - 106 Cuba Mall, Wellington

Refurbishment November 2002
Allistar Cox

Voted New Zealand's best bar, this Wellington icon called for timeless, classic furniture design to enhance its refurbished restaurant and bar.

Timber Thonet Melnikov chairs, and slimline KMS leather banquette seating provide the warmth needed to contrast with a concrete interior. Ancient swamp Totara table tops were oiled and left to develop their own unique patina. Compact, steel KMS barstools with upholstered seats furnish the long narrow bar area.