Designed by Studio Pim, Leonetta is a visually rich space designed to match a lavish food menu.

More is More in this Vintage Lisbon Restaurant
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Designed by Studio Pim, Leonetta is a visually rich space designed to match a lavish food menu.

Inspired by Robert Venturi’s outlook “less is a bore”, Studio Pim’s design scheme for Leonetta responds to a brief of conveying a zest for life. The playful interiors were achieved by applying layers of colour, textures and many small details, making the space visually rich to match the lavish food on Leonetta’s menu. 

The selection of materials includes thick molded marble, dark timber paneling, deep red leather, and aged brass, altogether giving a sense of comfort to the interiors, making it a space reminiscent of traditional Italian shops and homes. The studio's decision to divide the tall and narrow space as much as possible – high tables at the back, long banquettes facing the open kitchen and a bar in the centre of the space – gives the interiors of Leonetta a sense of height without it being overwhelming. The dressing and the copious frames adorning the walls keep the interiors feeling light-hearted and playful as a whole. 

At the mezzanine, a large pair of curtains hangs at the front beneath lending theatricality and dividing the space without seclusion. A diverse selection of artwork displayed on the walls is the result of a mammoth dig into the owner’s family archives, giving the guests a glimpse into their family history without a need for traditional family photos.

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