References to the traditional courtyard and cantina help to define a vision for rustic Italian cuisine

Project Description


This project involved creating brand identity, and providing interior design services to a local food services business which transformed the former Aurora’s into a new modern dining concept. The design theme explores the sensual experiences characteristic of the northern Italian country side and reinforces the concept of rustic Italian cooking. References are continually made to the ‘cantina’, the garden, the intimate spaces typically experiences in the Italian courtyard or patio. Dining areas were reconfigured, the commercial kitchen was completely renovated, washrooms were updated and a take out area was introduced.