A POLE POSITION RESTYLING
LUCI E COLORI INVOGLIANO IL CLIENTE AD ENTRARE
Architects Gianluca Lamorte and Massimo Marin from TED Design 89 tell us about the project they designed for the exclusive restaurant Osterie Meccaniche.
Inside race car-themed settings, old headlights and car tracks become original LED lighting fixtures thanks to Olev’s customization.
Already from the outside, the restaurant inspires the guests to come in. Through the large windows, the lights and colours of the unique settings pique the clients’ curiosity and spark their desire to spend a special evening.
LIGHT HEXAGONS SHAPE INDUSTRIAL STYLE SPACES
Olev’s Poly Esagono pendant lamps in different sizes and placed on various levels illuminate the entrance. Light spreads also upwards, revealing a matte black ceiling with exposed electrical conduit, typical of the industrial style.
The elegant design of the lamps mirrors the decorative hexagonal pattern on the floor, a clear reference to the chemical formula of benzene. This chemical compound is
definitely spot-on in a restaurant where food and engines meet, creating absolutely unique settings.
FUNCTIONAL LIGHT FOR THE REAL BEATING “ENGINE” OF THE RESTAURANT
The show kitchen rises with its magnificence, technology, and shiny steel finishes. LED spotlights mounted on the ceiling illuminate the counter in a functional way and assist the chefs during the preparation of the dishes granting them a perfect light.
A LED bar installed on the red-lacquered counter illuminates the wrenches carved in the wood, in tune with the whole garage theme.
VINTAGE HEADLIGHTS BECOME LED LAMPS FOR THE DINING AREA
In the restaurant halls, the proper lighting of the tables is provided by Olev Pipe lamps, with a matte black finish. They are attached to the exposed conduit on the ceiling and appear to be its own natural extension.
On the walls, unprecedented lighting fixtures set the scene – vintage car headlights, adjusted to unique LED lighting thanks to Olev’s customization create fascinating light effects and add a strong personality to the entire place.
ACCENT LIGHTING FOR THE EXCLUSIVE VINTAGE CARS COLLECTION
From the large windows of the dining halls, the guests can admire the exclusive vintage cars and motorcycles collection.
The accent lighting of the adjustable Spot Lights mounted on tracks enhances the colours and the lines of the vehicles inside the wide open-space exhibition, which makes the restaurant one of its kind. On the walls, light beams from the Cylinder Spots mark the different areas and draw the attention of the visitors to some of the prestigious cars on show – Ferrari 355, Porsche, Alfa Fulvia, Mini Minor.