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Helsinki pizzeria Pikku Napoli dishes up industrial elegance

Joanna Laajisto designed this Helsinki pizza place, layering elements of the classic bistro against an industrial backdrop.

Exposed pipework and electrical systems crisscross the ceiling of Pikku Napoli, but it’s a different story on the restaurant floor, where Laajisto has installed patterned tiles and a glossy black-and-white striped counter.

Marble and brass-wrapped tables, dining banquettes and the half curtain in the window have a classic bistro feel. Quirkier choices – such as the ring-shaped pendants – add a sense of eclecticism, while powder-coated steel and wood dining chairs cut through the nostalgia with a hint of industrialism.

Laajisto has designed several bespoke pieces for Pikku Napoli, including a set of lacquered tables – one of which is in a striking green and white stripe. Guests can order a classic margarita and a tiramisu to follow as they enjoy views of Helsinki’s busy docks and shipyard.

Telakkakatu 14, 00150 Helsinki, Finland

Photography: Mikko Ryhänen
Photography: Mikko Ryhänen

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