Oggi translates to ‘today’, and the space reflects this meaning as a modern interpretation of all things Italian.
The brief was simple, the client wanted a bright interior, with a kitchen on show, a direct reaction to the moody, dimly lit spaces of the local hospitality scene.
Oggi is a simple and subdued interior, with a playful personality, informed by the squares and piazzas of Italy. The repetition, the materiality and the formal nature of these outdoor spaces have all influenced the outcome.
Vaulted ceilings, archways and a long narrow bar are all presented by a shop front, where your focus is drawn to the rear of the space, where the play of light through its saw toothed roof, and the draped greenery from the produce garden capture the essence of Italy.
Location: Adelaide, SA
Client: Food and Wine Collective
Project team: Dave Bickmore, Graham Charbonneau
Collaborators: Emma Sadie Thomson, Uppercase
Builder: Anthony Vickers
Photographer: David Sievers
Winner – Best Restaurant Design – 2016 World Interior News Awards
Winner – Robert Dickson Award for Interior Architecture – 2016 Australian Institute of Architects Awards (SA)
High Commendation – Best Restaurant Design – 2016 Eat Drink Design Awards
Gold – Built Environment – 2015 DIA Awards