Studio DiDeA converted a former clothes shop in a restaurant. The venue is situated at the ground floor of a residential building at the crossing of two major city streets: the interior is wide and filled with light thanks to the large bright windows. Its plan was particularly adapt to be a restaurant because it allowed to allocate the space for clients toward the streets , the kitchen and the other service rooms in the internal part.
▼室内空间概览，overview ©Serena Eller
The place is named Antica Birreria that means Ancient Brewery, since the client owns several restaurants with this name in Palermo, whose heavy design is something between northern european breweries and a lunch counter. This was the starting point for the design team that revisited that format to create a welcoming but still elegant restaurant.
▼立面窗户大而明亮，large bright windows ©Serena Eller
▼入口空间，the entrance ©Serena Eller
▼吧台及酒柜陈列，bar area and drinks rack ©Serena Eller
The interior design features noble and warm materials -among which oak wood largely used for the boiserie (interrupted by counters upholstered with green guatemala marble), for flooring (together with checkered tiles) and for benches upholstered with green leather reminiscent of diner style-as well as brass chandelier opposed to industrial style elements such as the iron profile on the upper edge of the boiserie, the gray cement resin for the walls, the electro-welded nets in which the ivy climbs and the exposed systems on the black ceiling. The numerous pillars in the center of the rooms dedicated to the public have been camouflaged integrating them into the furnishings – boiseries and benches – and with climbing plants.
▼设计选材大面积使用橡木，oak wood largely used ©Serena Eller
▼木质地板和墙裙，oak wood floor and boiserie ©Serena Eller
▼爬满常春藤的铁丝网吊顶，electro-welded nets in which the ivy climbs ©Serena Eller
▼黄铜吊灯以及外露式黑色天花板，brass chandelier and exposed systems on the black ceiling ©Serena Eller
▼木质墙裙以及棋盘格瓷砖地板，wooden boiserie and checkered tiles ©Serena Eller
▼危地马拉绿色大理石吧台，green guatemala marble counter ©Serena Eller
▼绿色皮制沙发，benches upholstered with green leather ©Serena Eller
▼铁制墙裙压条，the iron profile on the upper edge of the boiserie ©Serena Eller
Client: Magnum S.r.l.
Tasks: Refurbishment, Interior Desig
Area: 800,00 square meters
Contractor: Di Maio Costruzioni
Materials: Resin /oak wood / tiles / iron/ green guatemala marble
Flooring Tiles: Fogazza Palermo
Woodworking: Falegnameria Mannina
Marble: Lo Bianco
Aspiration system: D’Arpa impianti di aspirazione
Electrical: Osint S.r.l.s.
Materials supplier: Garden House Palermo
Furniture Supplier: Longho Design Concept Store – Chairs Similtone
Kitchen Supplier: Concept & Design – Angelo Po, Ferrara forni
Lighting: Il Fanale, Flos
Plants: Vivai Lo Verso Federico
Glass: Vetreria Gaetano Alioto
Pictures: ©Serena Eller