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Year: 2018




Status: Completed

A renowned seafood restaurant in the heart of Porto Cervo on Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda. Set within the Hotel Cervo, which was built by Prince Aga Khan in the 1960’s, the restaurant is the first of five spaces to be redesigned by Blacksheep. 
The intimate connection to nature is the essence of the site and played a central role in the redesign of the space. Blacksheep sought to introduce a sense of contemporary luxury whilst also proving a timeless aesthetic, executed through a sensuous new colour palette, dynamic material exploration and a connection to nature. 
The interior spaces have been redefined with monolithic, sinuous travertine blocks, creating a new bar, fish counter and a host desk. Sculptural glass pendant lighting is juxtaposed with unfinished stonewalls and exposed roof beams, celebrating natural elements and the original architecture. 
The dining area seamlessly transitions to a drink and dance floor and a new feature bar has been created with a travertine stone DJ booth. Travertine can be seen in numerous key design elements, to resonate with the rawness of the Sardinian landscape. 
The exterior terrace offers sweeping views of the Tyrrhenian Sea, which has been framed by the introduction of understated modern timber furniture, woven pendant lighting and sheer drapes. 
The design is a celebration of merging contemporary design cues with idiosyncratic elements and forms of the original building. 

Photo credits: Blacksheep