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A full-height mural makes for a striking
conversation piece in the rear of the venue.
xploring contemporary notions of
the local eatery and the classic Italian
trattoria in its spatial planning and
interior design, Paul Lim of Mata Design
Studio has created the perfect balance between the
two with La Lola Trattoria.
The restaurant is divided into two dining areas,
where the contrasting rooms come together
through clean and elegant design and detailing, as
well as the selection of materials.
The main idea was to maximise the restaurant’s
modest 92sqm footprint as a 54-seat setting in
an innovative manner that amplified the full
potential of the space. The result is a hard-wearing
and enduring fitout that ensures longevity in
functionality and aesthetic.
The materials and detailing selected for this
project create a sense of period and refinement.
Burnt orange calf leather on the banquet seating
was detailed with a diamond-pattern stitching
detail reminiscent of classic Italian luxury sports
cars. This creates an intuitive connection to the
classic elegance and quality of a bygone era.
Bespoke oversized, textural, black flowers
made from an acoustic fabric give dimension and
subtle detailing to an acoustic treated wall in the
rear dining room. These float arbitrarily above the
bronze mirror and dark chocolate leather banquet
seating. The use of Pietra Grey marble and
American Walnut veneer throughout adds
additional luxury, warmth and patterning
while giving cohesion to the spaces.
LA LOLA TRATTORIA
DESIGNER | Paul Lim, while at Anitma Design Group.
BRIEF | To create a casual yet sophisticated
trattoria-style restaurant, drawing elements from
the traditional, informal Italian eateries with a
contemporar y, modern edge.
FEATURES | The front dining area uses a warm
colour palette and textural, tactile materials. The
rear dining room features the striking Flos Zeppelin
pendant and the sultry gaze of Gina Lollobrigida in a
full-height mural on the back wall.
LOCATION | 25A Hampden Road, Nedlands.
La Lola Trattoria | Mata Design Studio HOSPITALITY
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