Here comes the sun: Omar’s Place by Sella Concept

In a restaurant inspired by the Mediterranean sun, Sancal’s Tonella chair is a perfect choice with a circular and cage-like form inspired by Spanish wine barrels.

Omar’s Place in Pimlico, London, is a buzzing Mediterranean restaurant and bar designed by Sella Concept in collaboration with architecture firm Wilson Holloway. Located on the ground floor and basement of a heritage building, the design reflects the sophisticated character of the Mediterranean menu and provides a neighbourhood venue with a warm and lively atmosphere.

Sella Concept looked to the Mediterranean sun for inspiration, creating a material and colour palette and furniture scheme to evoke the warm sunshine and relaxed lifestyle of the Mediterranean. The circular shape of the sun became the driving design element of the space, including the shape of the bar, the curved joinery, the fluted banquette seating and the furniture.

This made the Tonella chair a perfect choice with its round and voluptuous form, emphasised by its cage-like horseshoe-shaped frame and quilted velvet that mimics the vertical supports of the base. Upholstered in rich turquoise, the Tonella chairs stand out against the rust, peach and sage-green colour palette evoking the Mediterranean.

The materials similarly reinforce the theme with terracotta-coloured walls, scalloped timber slats, terrazzo table and bar tops, and luxurious banquettes. Brass accents and mirror finishes introduce clean lines and reflective surfaces, and sculptural wall pieces add a graphic element and sleek textures to the scheme.

Be sure to enjoy a taste of the Mediterranean next time you’re in London with a visit to Omar’s Place.

For more information about the Tonella chair, drop by the KE-ZU showroom at Alexandria or view the collection online.

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