Muni is a restaurant and bar in Willunga, South Australia serving wine, saké, and a set dining menu using seasonal produce. The 28-seat space presents a distinctive experience that differentiates itself from neighbouring establishments.
In collaboration with their client, Sans-Arc Studio created a design that accentuates the kitchen processes and enables guests to observe the culinary artistry in a relaxed, intimate environment. The predominant use of steel in the interior, often regarded as a harsh material, is transformed by Sans-Arc’s polished composition into a deliberate and sculptural atmosphere. To infuse warmth, timber elements are incorporated in an exposed manner while maintaining a linear language to link the two materials.
By placing the kitchen at the heart of the restaurant, the space’s focus is redirected to facilitate engagement between chefs and guests and enhance the dining experience. The wine bar supplements the culinary offerings — providing a thoughtful and refined dining experience.
Sans-Arc’s design of Muni is simple yet precise, enabling the food to take centre stage and integrating a contemporary aesthetic into the coastal location.