The new restaurant by FADD Architects in the Vomero melds a New York atmosphere with oriental street food.
Staj, a new noodle bar located in the Vomero district of Naples and entirely dedicated to oriental cuisine, is formerly a typical Neapolitan restaurant. The overhaul is inspired by the space’s own characteristics: a regular plan, high ceilings and four great windows on the front, which confer great brightness.
“Moving the access to the central area to the right side, we found inspiration in the New York mood, with the integration of two cast iron columns dating back to the beginning of the 1900s that add movement to the space. Functionally, the space can be enjoyed at any time of the day," the architects explain.
In response to the client’s request, the team reduces the space’s sectioning. The semi-independent entrance area and the restaurant area now sit in the same section, as is the outdoor space. In summer, this allows for a seamless transition between the indoor and outdoor thanks to the open windows.
The entrance, which hosts the custom made wooden bar and display rack, is defined by a black and white marble checked floor and walls covered in sage-green panelling. Going up three steps is the main room. Once again decked out in sage-green walls, the area is enhanced by Flos Camouflage lamps and wood flooring. The kitchen, which can be seen from a tape window, boasts a style similar to the windows at the front.
Photo: Carlo Oriente