Our client took over a restaurant that worked almost exclusively with a lunch clientele, his ambition was to increase business by also catering to a evening crowd. The main problem with the existing restaurant was that within a long and narrow space (5*25mt) people were seated towards the back behind a centrally placed bar and thus the restaurant seemed empty. Our project freed up the view of the space by removing the existing bar and activated the frontal part by placing bar in a niche to the left of the entrance, enticing by-passers to drop in.
Working within a tight budget but with the specific request to create an exclusive atmosphere we opted to paint the ceiling with its mechanical systems, and the upper parts of the walls, a dark grayish brown. The floors were finished with a beige colored resin. The existing white tiles on the perimeter walls were demolished and the original brick structure was revealed, recalling a distant past and serving as a rough contrast to the horizontal surfaces. The furniture was designed as simple metallic structures with the seating in velvet in various colors. The lamps were imported form Denmark.
Project Location: Milano, via Tortona 28 / Year: 2015 / Client: Belledonne Bistrot / Renovation Cost: 70 000 €