To design Florentina, STUDIO MAXWELL took their own perception and experience of being in the Italian city of Florence. Fusing elements of
the Italian classicism together with contemporary and bold coloured furnishings. From the moment guests enter the restaurant, the grand lighting, chevron patterned Carrara marble flooring, timber panelled walls and ceiling covered with clouds wallpaper by Fornasetti embrace their journey into Emma’s world of sophistication.
The main dining room opens onto the bar and a walk-in wine room. And the open kitchen, allowing clients to watch the Chef and his team while crafting delicious dishes. Emma celebrated the low ceiling by wrapping the space intimately with a blanket of low laying clouds. In turn, customers in the space feel embraced by the pattern. It is lit in a manner that reflects shafts of light radiating through atmosphere that one finds in that part of Italy. The hanging lights made of delicate hand-blown glass bubbles complete this ‘mise en scene’, giving guests the impression of watching an amazing fireworks show. Emma ultimately used brass and metallic elements of design to facilitate reflectivity and give the space a sense of wonder.
A' DESIGN Awards Italy Winner Best Hospitality Project Florentina Beijing
IDA Awards USA Winner Best Hospitality Project Florentina Beijing
A&D Trophy Awards Hong Kong Winner Best Hospitality Project Florentina Beijing
Restaurant and Bar UK Shortlist Best Asian Restaurant Florentina Beijing
Belle Australia Magazine