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B3 Designers has recently completed Piazza Italiana, a fine-dining Italian restaurant in London’s commercial district. The building was originally a bank, then became Jamie’s Italian, and is now home to the first London branch of the Moscow-based brand.

B3 Designers’ challenge was to integrate a new design while appreciating and celebrating the grand opulence of the existing architecture—high ornate ceilings, large open floor space, floor-to-ceiling arched windows, and listed paneling from the bank desks.

The color palettes and materiality chosen to create a plush intimate space include dark, rich wood of the joinery and bar counters, and bespoke marble tops. These are contrasted by the soft tones of upholstery, sheer curtains, textured walls, and lighting.

Photo: Courtesy of B3 Designers

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