Project Team

design: SJB Interiors


furniture: Prototype, Thonet, Tait, Bindi Furniture, Hughes, Catapult
lighting: The Lighting Guild, Chippendale Restorations

Woollahra’s historic, art-deco hotel, The Light Brigade, has launched two new destinations: Brigade Rooftop and Brigade Lounge, offering spectacular views of Sydney’s skyline and harbour. Brigade Rooftop, an open‐air bar that sits 83‐meters above sea‐level, provides an inner-city oasis, perched above the city’s hustle and bustle, with a stunning view of Sydney’s skyline.

The Bayfield family who own the venue worked with renowned interior designers SJB on the development of Brigade Rooftop and Brigade Lounge bars which beautifully reflects the impressive view it offers on each level.

“The Brigade Lounge is about discovery. We have opened up the space with seductive arches of varying sizes so that on arrival the visitor has glimpses through to the rooms beyond. The walls are finished in a thick textured render, inspired by the original wall finish, and painted deep peacock blues and dusty pinks. A glossy indigo tiled bar has brass edged mirrors and brass shelving and it leads out to tucked-‐away external terrace”, says Jonathan Richards, Director at SJB. “By contrast the Brigade Rooftop is all about full exposure. Exposure to the outstanding views. This is a roof terrace at the highest peak of Paddington and Woollahra. We have designed a circular bar that fans around the terrace to enable the visitor full access to the horizon. It’s a space with tall olive trees, perimeter gardens, resort furniture under a white timber and bamboo canopy”.

“SJB has done a stand‐out job and we can’t wait to share this with everyone”, says Kaine Bayfield, Chief Operating Officer of Bayfield Hotels.

The foundation of the hotel has always been the iconic Brigade Bar, on the ground level, which will continue to be the home to an array of sporting events, offering a refreshed pub menu of Aussie classics, such as The Schnitty and The Sanga.

Custom Table Top

Prototype’s custom table tops can be made with any material or finish, the most common being a timber, compact laminate, moulded laminate or marble.