Nolita and Nemea for a broader perspective
Visitors to Pyrgos Restaurant on the Greek island of Santorini will find they enjoy not only culinary delights but also a marvelous panoramic view of the plains and coastline. Architecture studio L11 – Katerina Vasileiadou Annette Bitouni Interior Design was responsible for the design for the restaurant, which is intentionally low-key: The choice fell on light woods, soft earthen hues and the white surfaces so typical for the island in order to foster an atmosphere in which guests feel relaxed the moment they step into the lobby. Floor-to-ceiling windows, some of which may be opened fully, leave the halls awash in daylight and afford as unobstructed a view of the landscape as possible.
The architects chose to equip the restaurant with furniture by Pedrali: Visitors sip their aperitif at the bar in the Garden area on bar stools from the “Nolita” collection or at tables with concrete bases from the “Concrete” series. The warm, sunny yellow and curved shape of the “Nolita” bar stools provides a colorful highlight. Meanwhile in the main restaurant guests are seated on “Nemea” chairs, shaped from solid ash in a traditional manufacturing process and supported by a die-cast aluminum frame under the seat. Tables “Arki” and “Bold” are fitting companions. With its refined compact top, aluminum frame and steel trestle legs, the “Arki-Table” combines an elegant shape with robust materials. “Bold” features a cast-iron base and powder-coated surface. (am)