The Vista Italian restaurant was inspired by A Room with a View by E.M. Forster. The color palettes and materials were taken from lines in the book describing the colors, textures, and details of early-20th century Italy. The modern style combined with nods to traditional elements reflects the central conflict in the novel: exploring radical ideologies while maintaining traditional sensibilities.
The layout of the dining area was designed to echo the idea of individual “rooms.” A variety of seating styles helps divide the space and create unique dining experiences for every customer. A small bar near the building entrance allows customers to relax and enjoy a drink while they wait to be seated.
Custom cabinetry, paintings of Italian landscapes, and the Coppelia Suspended light from Moooi surround a back-lit metal panel of the Vista logo. The walls here and in the dining area are covered in a cement plaster and have terracotta tile floors.
Elevation sketch of the hostess station. Custom cabinetry, paintings of Italian landscapes, and the Coppelia Suspended light from Moooi surround a back-lit metal panel of the Vista logo.
Red booths, custom wood partitions, and large light fixtures in the dining rooms define one seating arrangement.
Custom wood partitions create divisions between seating groups in the dining area.
Round booths built into rooms create an intimate dining arrangement. Other materials include decorative floral drapes, rich green walls, and a custom sconce.
A custom mural depicting Italian landscapes fills the wall above the round booths.
A bold floral wallpaper, green armchairs, and a curved banquette in the bar.
A built-in bar with rich wood paneling has backlighting on each shelf and a mirror in the center.