at the heart of the israeli city of tel aviv, dining chain bindella have opened an italian restaurant, reinventing traditional cuisine with a middle eastern twist. the interiors reference the owner’s family vineyard in tuscany, with a grape motif featured in the metal screens and continuing across the feature front door. local firms pitsou kedem architects and baranowitz-amit design studio have created a ceiling treatment that mimics the vineyard’s pergola, imitating the organized spatial environment between the vines. a range of lighting is hung from the distinctive ceiling, adding to the informal, yet precise atmosphere.
all images courtesy of bindella osteria & bar
‘the restaurant’s façade withdraws slightly inwards, thus allowing the street to enter the restaurant in an organic fashion. the large metal door, constructed from hollow, iron rings, is framed with a high, iron gate – inviting guests to cross the threshold and escape the hectic city environment’, explained sigal baranowitz of baranowitz-amit design studio.
‘both the design and culinary concept create something adventurous and new, yet it was important to us to keep it accessible and unintimidating. we are redefining what a city’s local italian should be – lighter dishes, contemporary design, and an upscale environment without the pretension’, commented owner christian bindella.
a range of lighting is hung from the distinctive ceiling, adding to the informal atmosphere
pitsou kedem architects and baranowitz-amit studio were responsible for the restaurant’s ceiling
the eatery is located in the heart of tel aviv
an area of external seating
a grape motif is featured in the project’s metal screens