AK-A creates two-tone interiors for Lollo’s Atene restaurant in Athens
Shiny inexperienced paint coats the underside half of this vibrant white restaurant in Athens, which design studio AK-A has completed with deep pink accents.
Lollo’s Atene has been designed by AK-A with “easy, contemporary, and healthful” interiors that match the country Italian dishes provided on the menu.
The restaurant, which has one other department on the Greek island of Antiparos, occupies a 1950s residence in Chalandri, an up-and-coming suburb in north Athens populated by a rising variety of cafes and cocktail bars.
Over time the property had been host to a wide range of companies and subsequently had a variety of fixtures leftover from earlier fit-outs. The studio stripped these again to show the constructing’s unique surfaces.
“Our intention was to disclose, reasonably than disguise, the complexity of this construction, and to help its coexistence with our new interventions,” defined the studio.
Tough stone partitions on the higher half of the principle eating room at the moment are vibrant white, whereas every thing under the window sills has been smoothed out and coated with shiny racing-green paint.
This duality of color has been recreated on among the inexperienced eating chairs which have white-tipped seat backs.
“Via this chromatic uniformity, the complexity of the weather is simplified. The strict dichotomy of the house provides the diners and the dishes served a distinguished position,” mentioned the studio.
“Intense contrasts are created by concurrently concealing and revealing the constructing’s textures and materiality – we juxtapose the sleek with the rugged, the darkish with the sunshine, the shiny with the matte, the current with the previous.”
An extra splash of color is obtainable by the star-shaped wall sconces which have been dotted across the restaurant’s perimeter, that are composed of rust-red metallic tubes topped by uncovered lightbulbs.
The identical shade of pink has been utilized to a shelving unit that overtly shows drinks bottles, and the gridded framework of the mottled-glass window which separates diners from the kitchen. A few panes of glass have been left clear in order that diners can catch glimpses of the cooks at work.
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Pink and white mixture additionally seems within the terrazzo countertop of a big round desk that has been positioned within the nook of the room’s bay window. Diners can even choose to take a seat up on the restaurant’s mezzanine stage or out within the backyard.
Different hospitality hotspots to open in Athens in current months contains the Perianth Lodge, which boasts Neo-modernist interiors designed by Okay-Studio, and an artwork deco-style rooftop bar by Fluo that options marble surfaces and gold-inlaid partitions.
Images is by George Messaritakis.