Athens’ up-and-coming district, Psirri, has a gorgeous new addition. Il Buco Restaurant, a spin-off of Il Buco Deli, occupies the third floor of a neoclassical building and the interior was designed by design-studio’s Dionisis+Kirki of Workshop and STOVIKIS + B.
The space is paired-down, modern and airy. It is more spacious than you would expect from a restaurant and the spaciousness is accentuated by the generous use of white with only fittings and trimmings in black. Elegant, understated light fixtures create a relaxed ambience and mismatched chairs add an element of nostalgia.
The dining rooms centre around a cocktail bar and deli that is painted black, clearly differentiating its function from that of the other spaces. Plywood shelves are stocked with Italian delicacies.
Throughout the restaurant artworks of fire and water on tracing paper by Dionisis Sotovikis adorn the walls and perfectly compliment the calm, whimsical space.
(Images via Yatzer)