A room overlooking the town square, that’s totally redesigned transforming the previous tavern into an innovative space that surrounds the customer in the philosophy of the Scarello house in Udine just when they come into the restaurant for joining a unique welcome experience.

Project Name: The 2 Michelin stars restaurant Agli Amici 1887
Studio Name: Visual Display S.r.l

The 2 Michelin stars restaurant Agli Amici 1887 by Visual Display S.r.l - Sheet2
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The concept was therefore born for making this space the first approach to the kitchen and the philosophy of chef Emanuele Scarello, a silent place suspended in time, that surprises, and unleashes the very essence of the restaurant.

After passing the entrance curtain, you find yourself inside a precious box where architecture, furnishings, and fabrics are all immersed in a warm shade of blue illuminated by the presence of a large light installation inspired by the world of contemporary art which allows the space to change the atmosphere thanks to colored light.

The 2 Michelin stars restaurant Agli Amici 1887 by Visual Display S.r.l - Sheet6
©Visual Display S.r.l

The counter area is a real stage with the show of chefs preparing their “magic”, for relaxed spectators on comfortable welcoming armchairs [Ruff, armchair by Moroso].

But the show continues also at the center of the space, with bartenders that prepare exclusive cocktails directly at the table, thanks to the geometric volume on wheels that moves around the space.

The 2 Michelin stars restaurant Agli Amici 1887 by Visual Display S.r.l - Sheet7
©Visual Display S.r.l

All the atmosphere is soft and muffled using a special sound-absorbing paneling setting on the ceiling, and very intimate with the light project designed in detail with points that sculpt the space with bright accents only where necessary.

The room and the garden live in total fusion through the two large windows open onto the wonderful internal courtyard of the restaurant, so dear to the owners.


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