Gradi Essendon

Gradi 400

Gradi 400

Chris Love Design is currently undertaking the design and documentation for the kitchen at 400 Gradi in Essendon. With existing outlets in Brunswick and the Crown Casino, the latest restaurant is expected to open in September and will comprise a traditional gelataria counter.

Popular Melbourne pizza brand, 400 Gradi is the brainchild of chef and V.P.N. Principal Johnny Di Francesco, who’s family hail from Naples in Southern coastal Italy – the home of ‘world’s best’ pizza. Johnny has a series of Pizza and Calzone outlets with the 400 Gradi Crown restaurant being the flagship of the group.

Qantas 1st Class Lounges

Gradi at Crown

Gradi at Crown

Gradi at Crown


Johnny Di Francesco’s latest pizzeria in Melbourne’s Crown Casino Complex. Complete refurbishment of existing kitchen and bar facilities to meet change in food offer and patronage.

Chris Love Design have worked with stake holders from project inception to design and implementation of the main restaurant kitchen and bar areas

Qantas Lounges

Qantas 1st Class Lounges

Qantas 1st Class Lounges

Chris Love Design is currently undertaking the design and documentation of refits for the kitchens, bars and buffets at Qantas 1st and Business class lounges at a number of locations in Australian and Asian Airports.

Current projects include Qantas Business Lounges in Perth, Darwin, Alice Springs and Brisbane Airport.

Recently completed projects include the Award winning Qantas Singapore Lounge, Qantas Hong Kong Business Lounge and Melbourne Chairmans and Business Lounge.

Qantas 1st Class Lounges

North Byron Beach Resort

Collins Square

Collins Square

Chris Love Design has been contracted to design the function/restaurant kitchens along with multiple bar layouts of the North Byron Beach Resort.

The resort central facilities incorporate the following uses in three single-storey organic form buildings:
– Reception, lobby and administration area
– Restaurant and bar (open to the public)
– Central kitchen and food service area
– Conference and function facilities (available for hire)
– Multi-purpose room (yoga, kids club, weddings)
– Gymnasium
– Lagoon swimming pool and kids play area
– Poolside café
– Day spa (open to the public).

Tower 2

Tower 2

Architect Renders / Steven Wirthensohn

Collins Square

Collins Square

Collins Square

Chris Love Design has been contracted to design the function/restaurant kitchens along with multiple bar layouts of Tower Two – Collins Square.

The $2 billion Collins Square project is the largest of its kind currently under development in Australia and seamlessly integrates commercial, retail, public and civic spaces into one bustling precinct, with over 46,000 people forecast to visit the site daily.

Designed by award winning Melbourne architectural firm, Bates Smart, the master plan incorporates five interconnected commercial towers with separate architectural identities to ensure design synergy. The world class 14,000 sqm retail precinct, designed by Buchan Group, will deliver staff and visitors a varied and engaging retail experience. With Bar Nacional, Chiara, Long Shot and the acclaimed ‘Lunch Room’ already setting the benchmark, the retail mix at Collins Square will be complemented with convenience services, fashion, grocery and specialty retailers.
At completion, Collins Square will comprise 200,000 sqm NLA across five commercial towers, a two level 14,000 sqm retail precinct and the refurbishment of the Southern Good Shed.

Tower 2

Tower 2

Tower 2

Collins Square Vista

Essendon Fields

Essendon Fields Hyatt

Essendon Fields

Chris Love Design has been contracted to design the function/restaurant kitchens along with multiple bar layouts of the new Hyatt Place Hotel/Event Centre.

Essendon Fields Events Centre – Melbourne’s newest state-of-the-art major events centre will accommodate all kinds of events from intimate occasions, corporate functions and launches to international conventions, grand scale celebrations and showcases. It will boast a significant porte cochere entrance lobby, large pre-function areas, state-of-the-art lighting, sound and broadcast facilities. The 1700m2 event space will feature flexible and sub-divisible column free areas and a covered outdoor space with landscaped surrounds that will provide the flexibility for major indoor/outdoor exhibitions and events.

Master Plan

Events Centre masterplan