Italian designer Pierluigi Piu created this interior for the Olivomare Restaurant in London’s Belgravia district. Upon entering the dining area, you’re presented with a large wall clad in an M.C. Escher inspired pattern of neverending fish, an obvious nod to the fact that the restaurant serves seafood. The references to ocean life continue with lighting overhead that is diffused by a thin nylon net, which appears to be luminescent tentacles, evoking a stray shoal of jellyfishes or sea anemones. There is also a room divider which looks like an enlarged fishing net, and a small dining room at the back clad in a wavy relief meant to evoke the sandy surface of the beach when moulded by the wind. Finally, a trip to the washrooms involves entering into a surrounding of red branches from a coral reef.
Visit Pierluigi Piu’s website – here.
Olivomare can be found at 10-12 Lower Belgrave Street in London