We are honored to have been chosen as a feature in the latest issue of Architectural Record magazine for our work for Parigi Restaurant.
Named after the Italian word for Paris, Parigi was designed to look as if it were an Italian restaurant in the heart of the French capital. Located instead at the ground level of a luxury apartment building in Clayton, a tiny suburb of St. Louis, the newly opened eatery fuses Italian design inspiration, and leading Italian design brands, with a traditional bistro feel.
Lighting played a large role in achieving that effect. The restaurant’s main space is divided into three zones—the general seating area, private dining, and the bar—with a different lighting scheme corresponding to each. The main dining room, which includes booths at the center and small tables along the expansive storefront windows, features rows of bare LED A-lamps—a nod to Adolf Loos—suspended from brass lampholders along the ceiling.