Dropping in for a snack and staying for hours?
Yes, we can build that.

Salvini - Vino & Bar

Stuttgart / 2002

Dropping in for a snack and staying for hours?
Yes, we can build that.

Salvini - Vino & Bar

Stuttgart / 2002

Salvini - Vino & Bar, Stuttgart. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects.

A quick trip to the local Italian: nibble at some antipasti, have a small pasta dish or – why not? – go for the fish of the day. When new owner Vincenzo Stamati took over the Salvini Restaurant he wanted to realise an old dream, a dream of an urbane, inner city location, not so much a restaurant as a casual meeting place for anyone who loves the Italian lifestyle. Stamati, who also runs the Exil and Mezzogiorno in Stuttgart, is focussed on offering a modern wine bar, with a small standard menu and weekly changing specials, and lots of special events like wine tastings and parties.

This transformation of the gastronomic concept also called for a new spatial identity.

Located in the Metropol building, this sophisticated Italian restaurant captivates with its interior design which boasts dark wood, high walls and an extensive glass frontage. Cinema-goers, shopaholics and Stuttgarters of all stripes enjoy the compelling view through the window as guests enjoy fine food and wine inside. The bar is still the focal point of the location, however the culinary hotspot is a huge vitrine full of appetisers which guests can choose for themselves: ham, salami, cheese, olives, marinated vegetables, artichokes, scampi, squid. All delicious and – naturally – very fresh.

The original interior tended toward the sober and minimalist; large-format images of an Italian pine forest were added as an exciting contrast, without compromising the clarity of the space. The busy city and the calm of the countryside come together. The forest images lend sensuality and depth to the redesigned restaurant. They function as a cohesive, identifying and unmistakable visual feature, from the wall hangings and table settings to menus and the restaurant’s online presence.

Salvini - Vino & Bar, Stuttgart. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects.
Salvini - Vino & Bar, Stuttgart. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects.

The busy city and the calm of the countryside come together.

Salvini - Vino & Bar, Stuttgart. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects.
Salvini - Vino & Bar, Stuttgart. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects.
Salvini - Vino & Bar, Stuttgart. A project by Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects.

Floor plan

Client
  • Vincenzo Stamati
Location
  • Stuttgart
    Bolzstrasse 10
Status
  • Completed (2002)
Categories
Photography
  • Axel Knapp
  • Darius Ramazani
Team
  • Gunter Fleitz
  • Peter Ippolito
  • Patrick Schmidt
  • Daniel Weiss
Copyright
  • Ippolito Fleitz Group