Obicà

Interior Designer

Superfutures

Light fittings supplied

Ring pendant, disc pendants and spun shades with a circular perforated metal

The stylish mozzarella bar’s flagship London restaurant offers the freshest and finest Italian delicacies with some serious cool lighting too.

Meaning ‘here it is!’ in Neapolitan, Obicà is a casual eatery specialising in Italian small plates, pizza, pasta and salads, using the best mozzarella money can buy - Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP. Its London flagship, a 120-seat restaurant in St Paul’s, also includes a deli, private dining room and terrace. Design consultancy Superfutures has created a warm, inviting space with an Italian neighbourhood vibe through a combination of natural materials and contemporary detailing.

To truly reflect the unique personality and authenticity of the restaurant, the designer had a vision of an array of bespoke light fittings and once again enlisted Northern Lights’ service to turn these into reality. 

On a small scale but equally striking are the disc pendants. Featuring angled double discs with exposed LED lamps, the pendants have a dynamic yet delicate feel. They are finished in powder coat brushed copper and crispy white.

A 3.7m diameter LED ring pendant was installed in the main restaurant, injecting a sense of drama into the otherwise relaxed setting. The blackened steel finish offsets the oak wall and provides a sharp contrast to the copper and stainless steel details throughout the venue. 

Along the round arch are quirky ceiling lights featuring a spun shade with a circular perforated metal sheet which diffuses the light beautifully. Bringing in a touch of contemporary Italian design flair, the unique shape is as fresh and distinctive as the authentic food on offer.

Photos courtesy of Obicà Restaurant