Situated directly on The Entrance channel, Mrs May is an indoor-outdoor coast-side paradise. Named after Mrs May Loftus, it honours the bravery and passion of Mrs May and other pioneers of female surf lifesaving and swimming.
Mrs May promises to surprise and delight, elegantly fusing both Art Deco and 70’s architectural, fashion and design elements to form a timeless aesthetic worthy of the surrounding natural beauty. It captures the relaxed but forceful ebb and flow of the nearby tides, inviting patrons to dip their toes in and explore, marvel and wonder. Adorned with nature-inspired creativity and art, beauty is never far away.
All eyes are drawn to the heart of the venue – the gleaming central hub situated under an existing skylight – which has been transformed into a sculptural display. Coastal and ocean elements have been combined by a textile artist to create a form reminiscent of rockpool creatures and art deco forms. Collaborations with mural artists, sculptors and textile designers work together to transform the venue into an artform.
With indoor and outdoor spaces, the venue takes full advantage of its spectacular setting, anchored in the world around it and providing the central coast with a truly ‘by the ocean’ food and beverage offering.
CLIENT: THE ENTRANCE SOCIAL CLUB
PHOTOGRAPHER + STYLIST: LUCIA BRAHAM
BUILDER: THE CHILLIE GROUP
LIGHTING DESIGNER: CURIOUS LABS
GRAPHICS + SIGNAGE: KILLANOODLE / FREMONT
• DESIGN STRATEGY & BRIEFING
• CONCEPT DESIGN
• DESIGN DEVELOPMENT
• FURNITURE SELECTION & MANAGEMENT
• TENDER & CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION
• DESIGN MANAGEMENT DURING CONSTRUCTION
• BRIEF DEVELOPMENT
• STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
• CREATIVE DIRECTION