Santoria Lamberti, a fashion experience where Italian chefs and Italian designers compete for your attention, located in the famous Ritz Carlton hotel in Moscow. This new Italian restaurant combines a fashion museum, onsite working tailor shop and a new age kitchen. The space by Uilliam Lamberti designed in partnership with Yuna Megre of MEGRE INTERIORS was designed to create a gastronomic atelier that captivated all five senses. CovetED brings you all about this incredible design, let us know your thoughts.
Your eyes will be drawn to the walls where dressmaking patterns and famous Hollywood Fashion costumes on loan from the archives of Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana (National Chamber of Italian Fashion) sit on display behind glass. For example, Pierce Brosnan’s Brioni Tuxedo from Die Another Day and Ava Gardner’s dress from the Barefoot Contessa can be seen hanging on the wall in the image below.
The restaurant design concept was inspired by a classic tailor shop – With a needle woman’s workshop in mind, the waiters take orders like a tailor would take measurements and the orders are handed over to the chefs like sketches would be handed over to a seamstress. The food is then prepared like that of a tailored garment and handed over as a beautifully crafted finished product to the customer.
Brass pipe lamp fixtures and layers of garments and textiles hanging as art on the walls are reminiscent of a tailor shop in this Italian restaurant. Space is decorated as a fitting room lined with velvet chairs and sofas that are soft, and comfortable. You will see key elements of zippers and buttons on chairs and couches to remind customers that they are in a bespoke atelier.
Each sitting area was designed to invite customers to relax and enjoy a well-fed bliss. Small tables are separated by what looks like a changing room as long thick curtains hang down on either side of the tables to ensure privacy. At the end of a long family-style dinner table in the middle of the room, sits a partition style mirror that you would find in every traditional tailor shop around town. Lighting is organized in such a way that the atmosphere changes dramatically throughout the day. In the morning and in the afternoon, it is soft warm lighting. In the evening, it goes into a behind-the-scenes, and even dramatic atmosphere, with an emphasis on low light sources that go behind the back of the sofa and dropping down over the tables.
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