ITALO Social Eatery

Project completion: December 2019
Location: 2F, 291 Fumin Road, Shanghai, China
Team: Max Trullas (Director), Chen Chen, Ted Zhang (Designers)
Area: 310 sqm
Pictures: Derryck Menere

Italo Social Eatery is a restaurant and lounge by Funkadeli group in Shanghai. The aim was to create a higher level concept without losing the “funky Italian” spirit of their of the other group venues. As a multipurpose concept, it had to accommodate guests for lunch/brunch and morph into a dining/aperitivo/cocktail venue that goes till late at night.
We took inspiration from the mid-century Milan and Rome. Those were the Italian golden years, with its innovative and optimistic design, Cinnecitta’s movie stars glamour and hedonistic spirit …  We wanted to take this ambiance  as starting point and reformulate it in a contemporary way.