Paper Crane

Paper Crane

CTRL Space
Cairns QLD, Australia | View Map
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Cathy Schusler
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Floor panelsBolon
Bentwood armchairsThonet
MarbleCairns Marble Australia
Feature lightingHerman Miller

Product Spec Sheet
Floor panels
by Bolon
Bentwood armchairs
by Thonet
Feature lighting

Paper Crane

CTRL Space as Restaurant Design Consultancy

A playful and colourful Asian inspired restaurant and bar, for the new Riley Hotel located in Cairns, Queensland. We wanted to create a clean and beautiful design bolstered by strong interior detail, complimenting the high-quality food offering and withstanding the standard of a five-star resort.

What was the brief?

The brief was to create a contemporary and refreshing environment for the guests of the Riley Hotel. The interior finishes and aesthetic needed to reflect the subtropical context of the Riley Hotel, but also inject elements of contemporary asian aesthetic referencing Japanese forms, materials and architecture.


The large interior environment included outdoor from deck dining, large open plan interior environment, a cocktail lounge, two private dining spaces, a meat and wine display and a gallery kitchen.


Key products used:

Custom acoustic panels were designed made of NAV veneer and rattan. We included a custom ribbed concrete to the bar front.

Tretford carpet was used in the cocktail lounge, and Bolon floor panels were used in the open restaurant dining space.

Locally sourced marble from the northern Queensland quarry Chillagoer was used for the front facade for the cocktail bar.

Thonet bentwood armchairs were used throughout the space, as well as Herman Miller feature lighting.

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