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Old Napoli in Modern London: ’O ver Restaurant by Quiet Studios

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Old Napoli in Modern London: ’O ver Restaurant by Quiet Studios

January 5, 2018

At ‘O ver, a new Italian restaurant in London’s Southwark neighborhood, the interior design is inspired by the Sfusato lemons grown on the Amalfi coast and by the writings of Helena Attlee, author of four books on Italian gardens. Daniela Franceschini and Lua Gasset of Quiet Studios started with the lighting—lemon-like globe lights from Michael Anastassiades and Lee Broom—Tuscany white marble, and walnut living room furniture sourced from London’s crop of antique dealers. Here’s a look inside.

Photography by Alexander Papakonstadinou, courtesy of Quiet Studios.

the restaurant, a gut remodel, is built out with stone floors and bright white  9
Above: The restaurant, a gut remodel, is built out with stone floors and bright white walls to counteract the gloom of London weather. The globe lights are brass IC Lights by Michael Anastassiades for Flos.
franceschini and gasset designed the restaurant with a mix of custom walnut fur 10
Above: Franceschini and Gasset designed the restaurant with a mix of custom walnut furniture and Scandinavian midcentury antiques from dealers around London.
the stools along the window are the \1.3 bar stool designed by kihyun kim for g 11
Above: The stools along the window are the 1.3 Bar Stool designed by Kihyun Kim for German company Zeitraum.
soft gray linen napkins (the same fabric is used for restaurant aprons) and mat 12
Above: Soft gray linen napkins (the same fabric is used for restaurant aprons) and matte gold Cutipol flatware from Portugal.
the designers sourced a giant foot sculpture from italy, to add a note of “cl 13
Above: The designers sourced a giant foot sculpture from Italy, to add a note of “classic Italian decadence and romantic nostalgia,” they say.
the restaurant&#8\2\17;s neapolitan pizzas emerge from a large stone oven;  14
Above: The restaurant’s Neapolitan pizzas emerge from a large stone oven; the pizzas are made with seawater sourced from the Mediterranean. (“Less sodium and more minerals makes the food lighter and easily digestible,” according to the chefs.) Overhead are two brass Crescent Light Mini Pendants by Lee Broom.
an antique walnut wardrobe acts as a service station storing flatware, linens,  15
Above: An antique walnut wardrobe acts as a service station storing flatware, linens, and glassware.
a collection of brass candles were sourced from antique shops around berlin. th 16
Above: A collection of brass candles were sourced from antique shops around Berlin. They’re scattered on the bar and tables along with wood Dry Flower Vases by Japanese artist Takehito Ichikawa.
an antique mirror and an arrangement of cabbage and kangaroo paw in a tall glas 17
Above: An antique mirror and an arrangement of cabbage and kangaroo paw in a tall glass vase.
a glass of limoncello from sorrento. 18
Above: A glass of Limoncello from Sorrento.

‘O ver is located at 44-46 Southwark St. in London.

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