DRY is a contemporary place which mixes two souls corresponding to two physical areas, the cocktail bar and the pizzeria, and it combines them in a unexpected way.
The result is a glamour and nighttime re-design from a rough and industrial basis, with simple but sparkling furniture to match the natural décor of spirits, labels and mixology accessories, both new and vintage.
The original walls, ﬂaking from the last plastering, are “dried”, left rough, revealing the layers from over the years, the remains of color, worn-out traces of stencils.
Vudafieri Saverino Partners faced the necessity of reinventing the classical elements of the pizzeria and bar; in particular they played with the two symbolic elements characterizing the place: the bar station and the oven.
Another challenge was the desire to design the bar station as an element of continuity, by inserting it in an harmonious way, in order not to make it perceived as an extraneous element.
The need of creating a bar station that allows the circulation of clients around it and which doesn’t put the barman in a higher position was solved by the disposition in the first room of two large sharedtables, one transformed into a barman station.
The Pizzeria area is instead located behind the access: it is the second soul of the place, on one floor, facing onto the green of an unexpected courtyard garden.