OPA is a Greek Meze bar and restaurant based in Rozelle,a suburb in the inner west of Sydney. The design was completed by Australia – based Matt Woods Design.
“When first meeting the clients in mid 2016, and with an original working name of the restaurant being Greek word for copper, it was apparent that the owners were looking to feature a heavy use of copper within their new venue. In order not to break the bank, it was decided that the best way to execute their copper clad dreams was with restraint and as a highlight element. While over time the restaurants name morphed in to OPA – keeping in step with the relaxed intent of the space – the interior concept direction remained the same. In order to compliment the copper tones, and as a nod towards the origins this “native metals” origins, a warm and earthy palette was developed. The removal and reengineering of two central dividing walls, was critical to the success of improving the buildings interior envelope. Clay tiles feature heavily throughout the space and aid in luring and directing patrons into its narrow depths. These sit along side FSC certified E0 Plywood and reclaimed black butt timbers, with a modest splash of encaustic cement tiles that surround the requisite “Greek arch”,” says Matt Woods