A location which exudes Mediterranean taste and style, starting from the exterior, with a façade on a rigorously Victorian street. The new restaurant Olivo, renovated according to an interior project by the architect Pierluigi Piu, is an elegant location immersed in a warm ambience generated by suffused lighting as well as the dove grey and burnt coffee tonalities of resin cladding.
The dining hall’s texturised stone decorations allude to the type of Sardinian cuisine served at the restaurant, evoking decorative patterns typical of traditional Sardinian fabrics. A single-colour pattern constitutes the perfect background for minimalist furnishings and Frida chairs by Pedrali, one of the Italian company’s most prestigious products, designed by Odo Fioravanti and winner of the 2011 Compasso d’Oro ADI Prize.
The model, which features here in its wengé colour wood version, also distinguishes itself in virtue of its special construction technology, characterised by an overlapping curved three dimensional plywood frame, just 3.5 mm thick, which rests on a solid oak structure of variable section. This technique confers exceptional lightness upon Pedrali’s chair: it weighs just 2.7 kg, making it suitable for dynamic work environments such as restaurants and specifically, elegant and exclusive dining venues such as this London-based setting.
Photo Credits: ©Pierluigi Piu