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An Indoor ‘Permanent Garden’ Makes its Debut at Fo...

An Indoor ‘Permanent Garden’ Makes its Debut at Forli, Italy

This winter, locals and visitors at the scenic town of Forli, can enjoy the tropical outdoors within the comfort of Italian indoors at the newly opened Ca’Leoni restaurant. A collaboration between the restaurant owner Dannis Leoni, restaurant architect and Momenti founders Alexander and Matteo Bagnai, has resulted in an unmistakably unique restaurant interior that mimics a garden. And what can be better than a piping hot pasta in a sunny garden, on a cold Italian winter day?

Momenti, the Italian Custom Design company offers tailor-made designs for the entire living environment (from floor to wall coverings, furniture to accessories and artworks, and are brought to India by Ottimo). Using its evocative wall and product coverings, Momenti designed the interiors of the restaurant to spectacular effects.

All wall and product coverings were made with tecno fiber printed with graphics from the Nature and Shapes collection.  To realize the vision of a “permanent garden” earthy browns and greens in varying hues were chosen for the tecno fibre. The realistic imagery on the walls transformed the interiors into a surreal space by the woods. The table tops have been covered in botanical motifs adding to the verdant atmosphere. Natural wood and woven planters further enhance the natural appeal.

“Greenery and eco-friendliness were at the centre of this project,” shares Alexander Bagnai, the co founder of Momenti, “so the idea of a permanent garden was an inevitable choice.”

“Momenti’s ability to customize the space to realize the underlying vision is its biggest strength. A strong visual identity that creates a truly distinct space is a natural outcome of Momenti’s design process,” adds Ashok Basoya, founder of Ottimo.

With its philosophy of incorporating art into interiors through various elements like wallpaper and furniture, Momenti has artfully brought the outdoors in, at this typical, quaint Italian restaurant.

 About The Brand

Ottimo began life as an idea to showcase the best of Italian furniture in India. The brain child of Ashok Basoya, it soon took on a life of its own and today represents some of the best know brands in Italian interiors alongside his own in house brand – Ottimo. Backed by years of expertise, patented technologies and innovative designs, Ottimo’s showcase traverses sofas, beds, doors, walls and floorings, kitchens, children’s room, rooms within rooms, studio apartments, kitchen appliances, home automation and more.     


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