As work of q-bic architectural and design studio, Luca and Marco Baldini just completed their project for not less than ninety days … The unplastered pillars, the once-tiled now unceramiced walls, the one long, though sectioned, tree trunk table running almost the entire length of the restaurant, purposely rusty tables, the cookpot sinks in the toilets: all deliberately distressed touches of brilliance and bravery in a high-ceilinged and vast open space with a variety of moods.
‘The instruction to the workers was to leave things unfinished, not to do things perfectly,’ explained Luca. ‘I think they thought we were mad. But now they’re proud and keep bringing their friends and family to show off their handiwork.’
Karman was a partner in terms of light for this very important project in the center of Florence. Thanks to them, the popular restaurant La Manager raised from the ashes – from historical bulky space from the nineteenth century, has now become a unique space that is warm and whose principal characteristic hospitality.
At the heart of this project, there is a floral arrangement presented by the warmth and beauty of the whole philosophy of design.
In the bar area, with its counter lit up by the oriental shapes of Alì&Babà, where Cristian Guitti, an international barman, offers his ‘cuisine in a glass’ – a lab for new alchemies and to experiment with the different preparation techniques for infusions, smoothies, smoking processes and much more still.
Coffee and pastries have their special space to the Caffè, lit up by industrial Nando, a metal joint grasping a micro-holed tube, designed by Luca De Bona and Dario De Meo a place where you can drink coffee with an international touch, but with care taken over the typical Italian taste blend.