Pendolino – IDEA 2020


What is the ‘big (IDEA)’ behind this project?
Pendolino (an olive variety found in Italy) is a beautifully versatile Italian restaurant, café, wine bar and olive oil library. It creates a meaningful experience for the visitor by engaging the senses on a number of emotional levels, while still addressing aesthetics and functionality. A sense of history and memories of travel to Italy are evoked. The concept is reverent to a dimly lit Veronese wine cellar, made from heavy blackened steel metalwork and stacked with wine and olive oil bottles.

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Design Practice: AKA Studio
Location: Sydney, New South Wales