Opened at the exit of the motorway of Arezzo on April 8th, Osteria Moderna is the new dining place designed by Studio Svetti Architecture in Tuscany, a contemporary tavern that recalls ancient times and habits.
This place is designed as a modern tavern intended for those who travel, where the protagonist is amaranth, a local color tone; the place, that evokes the shapes and layout of a traditional tavern, can accommodate 90 guests with a sq. 350 and there is a terrace with furnishings that recall the inside.
In the past as well as in Osteria Moderna, there is the “mescita” space which separates those who just want to rest for a short break from people looking for a much longer stay.
The café area is the first filter with snack corners for fast consumers; passing through a system of metal separators, you find the restaurant area where you can dine in an elegant and refined atmosphere characterized by a uniform color with well-balanced, integrated metal elements and concrete inserts.
The floor is a continuous surface made with epoxy resin with inserts realized in grit tiles for a Terrazzo alla Veneziana effect to create an unconventional mix of colors and materials.
At the center of the restaurant area there is a drawing of cement tiles in three shades of grey which creates an unexpected chromatic variety, but also a point of attraction in the environment because of the sharp contrast choice made by the studio.
Metal tables with strictly minimal lines are combined with a top in grey polished concrete that recall the old furniture of trattorias where wood and marble prevailed.; the sizing and positioning of furnishings allow a wide use in the environment, so, according to the circumstances, it could be used as banquet room and it is also in line with all post-pandemic distancing regulations.
The terracotta colored curtains with specific design, the imposing wine cellar in burnished sheet metal used as background for the restaurant and the balcony covered with silver ribbed glass on a metal frame complete the interiors.
Along a wall of the restaurant area, the upholstered seats were realized by an upholsterer to a design by the Studio Svetti Architecture, whereas, with their strict lines, the ArchiStool stools prevail in the snack area.
The lighting is soft so, from this point of view, color had a double function of creating a more harmonious environment and, at the same time, of adjusting light on the time of the day to create an extremely relaxing half-light.
On the contrary, the café area is very bright: Natural light enters from the windows located along the sides of the building, whereas, during the night, it is replaced by soft artificial light streams which create an intimate and confidential atmosphere.
This contrast between day and night with a play of lights and shadow specifically designed is part of the charm of the place, a sort of reinterpretation of the Tuscany spirit which can be seen also in the gastronomic offer that traditional Tuscany dishes with proposals from other cuisines.