Qualia is conceived as a stage for the art of cooking. The restaurant is designed to heighten the sensual qualities of the dining experience, from the tastes and aromas of the food to the choreography of cooking as the chefs create each dish. The 100-seat restaurant features a delicate bronze curtain that defines each space. Each of the three kitchen areas feature a proscenium created by the curtain and complemented by timber shelving and ceiling louvres. Engagement between guests and kitchen staff is encouraged by an open kitchen plan facing a continuous seating counter.