#11 Vue de Monde: 2012 Sustainability Advancement Award
The recent 2012 Interior Design Awards saw Melbourne restaurant Vue de Monde awarded the 2012 Sustainbility Advancement Award.
Their recently relocated and recipient of this award, site in Melbourne incorporates a vast range of sustainable features that deal with energy, water, materiality and products. Of note is the implementations of sustainable strategies for food waste and the sourcing of locally designed furniture. The judges commended the seamless combination of environmental initiatives and excellent interior design. They said of the project, “[it] redefines sustainable interior design.”
As a company, Vue de Monde have worked for the last 4 years to integrate as many sustainable initiatives into their venues as possible. This has included reevaluating their packaging and paper use, introducing organic composting for food waste, development of ‘kitchen gardens’, recycling of all glass bottles and use of recycled cutlery and furniture in many of their venues.
I absolutely love the aesthetics of this design. It’s nothing like what I was expecting to see when I clicked on ‘Sustainability Advancement Award’. Unfortunately, details and specifics about the environmental attributes of this project aren’t easy to come by.
The designer Elenberg Fraser’s site can be found here: www.e-f.com.au