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