Meaning ‘summer’ in French, Été’ whole space references seasonality year-round. Autumn and Winter are heralded in a moody, warm palette of plum, burgundy and dark timber, while bright tangerine and green tones uplift light timbers and call out Spring and Summer.
Referencing the French aesthetic that appears effortlessly put together yet is so carefully refined, the design draws inspiration from a classic Provençal style, but gives it a thorough polish with a confident, contemporary Australian-ness. Rustic timber beams became smooth. Long tables recall farmhouse trestles, but here they’re considerately placed with dividers to demarcate space and create privacy for diners.
Both countries’ cultural identities are inextricably tied to seasonality and landscape. At Été, as the menu constantly changes to reflect the arrival and departure of the seasons, so too does the interior scheme. Foolscap designed vessels and directed the production of ever-evolving floral and produce installations – like the dishes on offer from the kitchen, decorative flora is the best indicator of the shifting nuances inside each season.