This Italian-French restaurant renovation was recently completed by Arqmov Workshop. The 2260-square-foot venue sits inside a neoclassical building on East 64th Street in New York.. It’s home to Ristorante Altesi, a lunch and dinner spot with an outdoor terrace (and a bread and coffee bar).
The space was simplified to the maximum: an open dining area, a simple terrace, and a long bar. Warm tones and subtle lighting make the space feel welcoming. The eye-catching orange chairs spice it up. But the central piece? It’s definitely the wine walls — they’re cellar-like and the darkness of the round bottle cavities adds a striking geometry against the light wood. The bar is darker wood, the floors marble, the ceiling palladium. The terrace features natural wood paneling, which complements the adjoining brick wall, and a small vertical garden.
What do you think of this wine wall? Fit for for a home, or best left for a restaurant?
[Photos and information provided by Arqmov Workshop]