Fettle revamps San Carlo restaurant interior by Milanese
During the redevelopment, Fettle stripped the building back to its existing shell and redesigned each element, from the walls to the flooring.
The 280-square-meter restaurant also contains a feature bar and a private dining room named The Rosa Room and Wine Cellar, which is located on the lower ground floor.
San Carlo’s color palette takes cues from the hues of the northern Italian coastline and includes greens, blues, and pinks.
Fettle adorned the space with contrasting materials, including timber, brass, and marble. Which were softened by patterned upholstery made from mohair and leather.
The furniture was specifically for the project and was informed by the furniture found in grand Milanese villas and gardens.
Also, This included fluted oak bar stools with green leather seats and brass bases, marble and timber tables, curved-legged dining chairs, and velvet leather seating.
“The restaurant offers a spectacularly opulent and contemporary take on traditional Italian dining with elegant interiors inspired by Grand Milanese villas and gardens,” the studio said.
The lighting was chosen to add a sense of softness to the interior. Additionally, it includes a mixture of bespoke-designed statement chandeliers, pendant fillings, and lamps to give the space an “intimate glow”.
The floor has colorful terrazzo in a mix of cream, orange and green tones. While the walls were clad in high gloss timber paneling.
According to the architects, its color is similar to luxury Italian sports cars and the water taxis of Venice.
The restaurant was also equipped with antiqued mirrored panels that aim to add to the glamour of the space.
Moreover, Three eclectic abstract murals by Los Angeles-based artist Jessalyn Brooks are positioned opposite the bar and on the rear wall of the restaurant.
“We’re excited to unveil the transformation of San Carlo Liverpool,” said the managing director of San Carlo, Marcello Distefano. “The new design is representative of the evolution of San Carlo, a journey we began in 1992.”
Fettle was by designers Tom Parker and Andy Goodwin and specializes in hospitality design and interior architecture.