The 190 square meter Pastificio Propaganda restaurant in Italy has been extended with a new enlargement project to cater for an additional 100 covers, totalling 290 square meters. A beautiful terraced corner position also increases the space by further 80-90 covers.
The idea behind this project is that of an Italian Bistro with a strong Sicilian heritage touch, as found in the furnishings, colours and textures of the traditional Sicilian carts. Finishes and counters are retro-style and express the charm of Sicilian taverns of the past, featuring an aged wood treated with wax and brush paints.
RPM Proget studio decorated the space with original Sicilian items: Authentic floorings of the ‘40s from a demolished villa were combined to create new geometries inside and outside; antique mirrors give the space a lived-in ambience reminiscent of the taverns of the early 20th century; coverings are classic tiles and original vintage items, for example, part of an authentic Sicilian cart.
The Restaurant features industrial-style lighting, with iron lamps that give a warm light on the table to illuminate the dishes and leave everything around in a pleasant half-light.
In a city like Miami, characterized by the strong presence of beautiful American premises, visual impact is key. Colour is a key factor for all furniture (designed exclusively by RPM Proget for PASTIFICIO PROPAGANDA). Yellow, orange and green recall the light and bright accent colours of Sicily. Green is used in a very light shade, a mix between the tone to be found in old taverns and today’s green colour of Millennials, who densely populate or visit the Wynwood District.
The Italian gastronomic experience is also notable: in the past it was not easy to find authentic Italian products and dishes, today food suppliers are able to guarantee excellent cheeses, pasta and wines.
The owners have also planted trees and foliage. Miami’s climate means small seeds rapidly grow to trees in short space of time, tropical vegetation ensures a lush outdoor area with trees and palms to create shade and shelter from the heat. In addition, the owner has added large terracotta pots with lemon and orange trees to give an extra touch of ‘Sicilian identity’ that goes well with tropical vegetation.