Stepping into Volare should feel like arriving in Amalfi, was Studio Modijefsky’s idea. The design studio evokes the heyday of the “Mediterranean icon” with a palette of soft tones, materials such as lime stucco, cotton and marble, wooden details, ceramic tiles, stripe patterns and arch shapes.
Studio Modijefsky has drawn inspiration from the work of renowned Italian architects, the office states. “Their way of playing with graphic elements and architecture everywhere delves into the repetition of line, shadows and holes in the walls,” explains Studio Modijefsky.
Space and volume
The cocktail bar is located in the front of the building. The shape of the bar follows the contours of the building and also the lines of the open kitchen. By demolishing all non-load-bearing elements and preserving the masonry walls, the former interior was finally made into a whole in two parts.
By removing volumes, the studio has also created good sightlines. This offers the bar’s design a good balance between space and volume, explains Studio Modijefsky. The rear bar presents the bottles in a piece of furniture made of wood, marble and mirrors. Against the vertical stripe pattern on the wall, orange planks show pitchers and original limoncello glasses.
The bar area offers both low and high seating. On the walls and columns, side tables offer space for enjoying an aperitif. The plastered walls have graphic patterns. Wooden planks stretch along the walls of the entire establishment, from behind marked Italian aperitif bottles add bright colors.
From patio to trattoria
A step leads to the ‘patio’, where cotton cloths are draped from the ceiling like a tent roof. Walls with graphic drawings and a beige and pastel yellow stripe pattern highlight the pizza kitchen.
They also lead to the handcrafted wine fridge and the private dining area in the basement. The private dining area is lit by a row of pendant bulb lamps and soft textile wall coverings.
The ‘grand finale’ of Volare is the trattoria, says Studio Modijefsky. From the angular chef’s table, guests have a view of the work in the kitchen. Above the custom-made benches, the walls feature a sleek grid with screen-printed graphics. On the other hand, bands of mirrors break through the light beige surface.
The interior of Volare covers a total of 360 m2; the trattoria bar has a 27 m . terrace2. Studio Modijefsky’s design was completed earlier this month.