The owner was after an Italian restaurant that was modern, confident, full of vigour and most importantly, unique. He was looking for something that would stand in stark contrast to the reassuring, homely, but ultimately cliched Italian restaurant template.
Our intention was to create a stimulating space that radiated a tangible energy and established a fresh, vibrant atmosphere. Many people have a perception of what Italian restaurants should look like – cosy & candle-light. We wanted to challenge that perception, so we used bright, lively colours, clean lines and striking, deliberate features. We approached the layout of the restaurant with the same incisiveness, the bar and take-away section are separate from the main dining space, creating two distinct areas. This design allows people to enjoy a nice sit-down meal in a relaxed, controlled environment, separate from the hustle-bustle of diners on the go in the the take-away section.