RESTAURANTE NOI MADRID |  Floorspace: 250 m2 | Location: Madrid | Year: 2019 | Photography: Kavi Sánchez

Because of the idiosyncrasy of the menu itself, the key inspiration when developing the project was 'Italianness'. From the use of colours and materials to the iconography, the space oozes 1970s Italy. Ilmio likes to call it an 'Italian pop' style that dominates the restaurant. The colour palette harmoniously fuses terracotta tones, reds and greens, typical of the country and its capital, Rome. Meanwhile, the materials used were ceramic, terrazzo and concrete lattices, reflecting Italian architecture of the 1970s.