Keith Haring is bouncing off the walls and furniture in an iconic inner city pub in Surry Hills. Veteran Australian restaurateur, Maurice Terzini, has relaunched The Dolphin Hotel with art installation vibes courtesy of interior designer George Livissianis.
The adaptive re-use of the two level-venue is literally under wraps. Feature walls in the public bar, casual dining area and intimate wine room are intentionally this way. Clad in creased white linen and tethered by ropes, their ripples add weighty texture to the monochromatic white space
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Upstairs, the lounge features an L-shaped banquette and cube stools. White linen is covered in kinetic black figurative outlines and squiggles reminiscent of Haring’s cartoon-like work, and clad in plastic for a glossy sheen. They are the brush marks of Beni Single whose witty graffiti-like illustrations animate the bare walls throughout.