Chiseled Stone Tapestries Cover The Walls Of This Restaurant In London

Chiseled Natural Stone Tapestries Cover The Walls Of This Restaurant

Photography © Pierluigi Piu

 

Architetto Pierluigi Piu has designed the refurbishment of Olivo, an Italian restaurant in London that’s largely influenced by Sardinian tradition.

The front of the restaurant respects the traditional London Victorian look, however it has been brightened up by using a ‘duck-egg’ blue color.

 

The front of this restaurant respects the traditional London Victorian look, however it has been brightened up by using a 'duck-egg' blue color.

Photography © Pierluigi Piu

Upon entering the restaurant, you step into a small lobby area with a full height glazed wall, dividing the space from the main dining area. This glazed wall replaces what was once a solid wall, making the lobby more open and visually interesting.


Upon entering this restaurant, you step into a small lobby area with a full height glazed wall, dividing the space from the main dining area. This glazed wall replaces what was once a solid wall, making the lobby more open and visually interesting.

Photography © Pierluigi Piu

Once in the main dining room, you’re eye is immediately drawn to the the first of two large wall tapestries made from finely chiseled natural stone.


Wall Decor Ideas - Once in the main dining room of this contemporary restaurant, you're eye is immediately drawn to the the first of two large wall tapestries made from finely chiseled natural stone.

Photography © Pierluigi Piu

The inspiration of the stone tapestries comes from Sardinian fabrics that use decorative patterns, like the Lapwing Bird, that act as a symbol of fertility and prosperity.


Wall Decor Ideas - Once in the main dining room of this contemporary restaurant, you're eye is immediately drawn to the the first of two large wall tapestries made from finely chiseled natural stone.

Photography © Pierluigi Piu

Separating the two dining areas are dark sections of walls made from resin and cement in a dove grey and burnt coffee color that have a matte wax finish.


Separating the two dining areas in this modern restaurant,are dark sections of walls made from resin and cement in a dove grey and burnt coffee color that have a matte wax finish.

Photography © Pierluigi Piu

In the second dining area, is another stone tapestry that covers the entire wall, this time it has a new pattern inspired by the Lapwing bird.


Wall Decor Ideas - In the dining area of this modern restaurant is a stone tapestry that covers the entire wall with pattern inspired by the lapwing bird.

Photography © Pierluigi Piu

The symmetrical pattern creates a unique wall feature that commands attention.


Wall Decor Ideas - A chiseled natural stone tapestry covers the wall of this modern restaurant.

Photography © Pierluigi Piu

Here’s a closer look at the stone tapestry walls.


Chiseled Natural Stone Tapestries Cover The Walls Of This Restaurant

Photography © Pierluigi Piu

Heading back towards the main entrance and opposite the first tapestry wall is the bar and reception area. The multi-functional counter has been made from Corian in a ‘coffee-bean’ brown. Beneath the counter is a wine display that houses the wine bottles flush with the edge of the counter.


This bar and reception area in a London restaurant features a multi-functional counter made from Corian in a 'coffee-bean' brown. Beneath the counter is a wine display that houses the wine bottles flush with the edge of the counter.

Photography © Pierluigi Piu

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