Kapuhala Koh Samui Tropical Farm and Training Retreat is a new boutique resort on Samui Island, featuring 5 luxury tent residences and 4 independent Seaview “farmhouses”, all with a breathtaking view of Chaweng Noi, one of the island’s most beautiful beach. The possibility of re-establishing a strong connection between human and nature was the main idea that guided the Area-17 Architecture & Interiors project, whose approach was focused on annulling the perception of the detachment between the serene outdoor environment and the comfort of indoor spaces.
Materials from tradition, a simple design with a domestic flair, a renovated brand design characterize the new concept for Il Lupo Toscano, a classic benchmark for Tuscan home-cooked food offered in a fast-casual context.
Area-17 oversaw the development and project management of the first international restaurant owned by Michelin-starred chef Björn Frantzén. From Stockholm, in Hong Kong he presents his minimal cuisine born from the fusion of Western and Eastern culinary tradition.
On April 2016, the first Dispensa Emilia restaurant designed by Area-17 opened in an exceptional location: Il Centro, a brand new shopping mall built on the area of the former Alfa Romeo factory and one of the biggest malls in Europe.
Dine Art is where art and fine cooking merge to create the perfect union of sensory experiences. The restaurant is located on the 16th floor of the Kwai Bo industrial building, at the heart of the popular Wong Chunk Hang (Aberdeen) neighborhood in Hong Kong.
The multifunctional space at I Gelsi Shopping Mall in Modena has risen to precise challenges. The first one was crafting a space that is flexible enough to accommodate various activities, such as retail, informal dining, networking, and relaxation all without exceeding cost or complexity.
Area-17 collaborated with INRES to develop the new format for FiorFiore stores. FiorFiore is Coop’s premium private label, featuring the finest traditional products from Italian and worldwide food culture. FiorFiore Concept Store is meant to be a food boutique, where the high quality of design, materials, and skilled craftsmanship are metaphors for the excellence of the products on sale.
Area-17 designed the clean yet cozy interiors of LMPLUS, Massimo Masili’s third restaurant serving fine Mediterranean cuisine in Beijing.