Case Study

Jamie's Italian, Adelaide


REF: 9697

The Brief

Challenged with designing a new restaurant for Jamie’s Italian international in Adelaide, MBDS were keen to work with a UK supplier on this particular project. This meant that the design for large elements such as banquettes needed to consider the logistical of transport and installation. Craftwood worked with MBDS and The Keystone Group to ensure that the seating could be almost fully assembled in the UK and then shipped. Meaning minimal installation times on site for TKG’s site contractor. Site sizes were agreed with MBDS and TKG, and then Craftwood supplied their usual detailed drawings for approval before manufacture ensuring no nasty surprises once on site. GBS Freight Services arranged the shipping on behalf of TKG to Adelaide, collecting from the Craftwood factory in Dorset.

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  • Tick iconBanquette Seating
  • Tick iconBooth Seating
  • Tick iconButton Back
  • Tick iconPlain Back
  • Tick iconSettee Style Box Arm
  • Tick iconTurned legs
  • Tick iconPlinths

Interior Design

Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (MBDS)

The Solution

This large, light and airy building with very high ceilings forms the home for Jamie’s Adelaide. With its “leaded” rectangular windows and roof lights, there is almost an Art Deco feel to the venue. The central fixed seating area comprises two large L-shaped seating runs in a rich mustard colour leather, with straight deep buttoned back booths backing onto them in a deep teal blue leather. The surrounding dwarf walls were by TKG’s Australian contractors.


A perimeter banquette again in the mustard leather is set against a beautiful timber panelled wall giving a traditional and cosy feel to this area.


All the banquettes here utilised Craftwoods’ sprung base seating for extra comfort. Additionally a Chesterfield style banquette was supplied in the side bar area. In the same rich mustard leather as the other seating. With club-type chairs upholstered in burgundy mohair and quirky metal stools with green leather seats, the area makes for a welcoming retreat to enjoy a pre or post dinner drink in.


As you can see from the images, the restaurant looks great and certainly looks busy! Clearly a welcome addition for residents and visitors to Adelaide. Craftwood are delighted to have been involved with the project. Since we shipped the seating, we have also supplied seating for Jamie’s in Brisbane which was installed in November 2014.

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