Agence Thomas Lavigne collaborated with the creators of the Italian Caffè Luigi to make a restaurant that can make you travel. We had to dive into the Italy word, investigate its way of existence, to create a exclusive universe in a historic district of Nantes. The layout project proposed by Agence Thomas Lavigne picture differents dining places as distinct temporality and different Italian living spots. The outside terrace, true festive spot with dancing fairy lights and Italy’s colors already invite passersby to enter the restaurant universe.
An location of substantial tables makes link amongst the outside and the within of the restaurant. The option fell on marble trays and a combine of metal and wood seats that echo the huge custom-created furnishings for grocery sales of Italian items. In trying to keep with the bar back and the bar sky generates a monumental and colorful area. A tiled with a worn tint adorn with the dynamism the bar dress. Practical and welcoming, this bar is one particular of the centerpiece of the restaurant.
We later on found a small area with elaborated walls, letting the creating stones appears. Warm and intimate, it provides comfy seatings with a see of the lively terrace. In the middle of restaurant you access an easier committed groups room deliver themselves immersed in an Italian residing space to share pizzas by a row of big overhang mirrors. Lastly, the back space has been believed as a backyard courtyard of sunny Italy. Imitation tile in clay and stone have been picked to immerse guests in an authentic Italian backyard.
Photography by Tangi Le Bigot