True Italian design, in the heart of Philadelphia.
"The Italian Room" was designed and furnished in contemporary style by our team back in 2006. With this creation, we wanted to underline that the art of true Design is an Italian specialty worldwide. The common link for all 3 rooms, is found in the bed heads, designed as large paintings leaning on the wall. Each canvas represents a theme that related to each room.
We're at the Caminetto Restaurant, in the heart of Florence. Being seated here, while savoring your meal and admiring the façade of the Duomo, is a truly a mesmering experience. For this terrance, the PDV team, chose to use wooden tiles, teak tables , chairs in polypropylene and wooden slats.
Le Stanze di Caterina” (Caterina’s rooms). My worked was inspired by Catherina de Medici, who’s life history links Spain, France and Italy. For this modern B in Florence (Tuscany) I created 3 different rooms that resemble each of the countries. Below a representation of the Spanish Room. The warm colors combined with a baroque style play a key role in defying the spaces.
In the background, you can clearly see a luminous photo representing an internal space - divided by rows of columns- inspired by the Cloister of Santa Chiara in Naples. All of the décor on the columns are a faithful recreation of the originals - hand painted by our trusted co-workers. Large while ceiling drop cloths contribute by giving the entire room a particular outdoor feel, where the lights and reflections play a key role in the entire set up.
Back in 2004, I had to search many locations before coming across a studio in Milan that would print large images on panflex in high resolution. As you can see the tables are disposed behind large columns, paved in Vietri tiles, and decorated with the classic Sorrento lemons, symbols of the Sorrentine Coast. The background is a photograph of one of the Mediterranean roofs of Positano-known world wide and which has become an appropriate logo for the restaurant.
This image resembles to perfection a natural and suggestive scenario from this marvellous town in Italy. Here water is the main element, acting almost as a filter that separates two rooms- one of which is the restroom- a place where water is indeed the main element.
The Positano Coast Restaurant developed between 2004 and 2005. All of its internal architecture was realized with the installations of bright photograph panels, representing this marvellous town on the Amalfi Coast. The end result is incredible. Being seated on a table while overlooking at the unique view of Positano, while savoring a delightful meal.