Photography: Alessandro Paderni / Eye Studio

Udine-based practice Visual Display has restored the ancient Italian city’s historic 1849 restaurant Vitello d’Oro and given its interiors a modern update.

The practice restored the structure of the restaurant, stripping out layers of plasterboard added over the decades to reveal ancient stone walls – now one of the restaurant’s main features. It also discovered original Venetian terrazzo flooring and wooden beams during its work, restoring these as the bones of the 160-seater eatery.

A moody colour palette of dark blue hues and natural tones gives the restaurant’s interiors a sophisticated air, extenuated by gold, disc-like lighting fixtures which highlight the building’s features. Furnishings comes from the likes of Moroso, LaCividina, Gervasoni, Tonon, and Tabula.

Via Erasmo Valvason, 4, 33100 Udine UD

Vitelle d'Oro restaurant in Udine
Photography: Alessandro Paderni / Eye Studio
Vitelle d'Oro restaurant in Udine
Photography: Alessandro Paderni / Eye Studio
Vitelle d'Oro restaurant in Udine
Photography: Alessandro Paderni / Eye Studio

[h/t The Cool Hunter, Designboom]

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