Tyranny owners Carlo Colosimo (Lounge, Big Mouth Cafe, Two Fingers Cafe) and George Loukas (Tusk, Blue Elephant, Virgin Mary) commissioned several Melbourne artists to handle Tyranny’s design. Led by Melbourne jeweller and goldsmith Marcos Davidson, the approach focused on a unique recycling philosophy that lends Tyranny a real Bauhaus flavour.
The result is an accidental gallery of recycled parts and artisan labour. Lampshades were made from vulcanised fibre stitched together like old boots. Gas bottles have been fashioned into outdoor lamps, old bank notes became tables, graffiti hides old sins on a feature wall and a window covering has been designed in the image of a vintage meat safe.