David Collins Studio designs the primary Scarpetta restaurant within the Center East, situated within the new Waldorf-Astoria Lodge, Doha.
Taking inspiration and reference from the model’s Italian delicacies, the brand new Scarpetta restaurant at Waldorf Astoria Lusail contains a modern interpretation of Italian structure, via use of Palladiana flooring, colored marbles, and travertine columns. The David Collins Studio design creates a way of relaxed luxurious and event inside a newly constructed lodge by WATG Architects. Mirrors and reflective surfaces are utilised to place the company on the centre of the eating expertise. The design attracts inspiration from the work of Carlo Scarpa (the famend twentieth century Italian architect) and his reinterpretation of historic Italian public buildings. Conventional Italianate architectural particulars are reinterpreted with a mid-century twist. Simon Rawlings, Artistic
Director at David Collins Studio, says:
‘‘Tailor-made class, Italian craft and mid-century attraction, bringing the relaxed but refined atmosphere of Scarpetta to Doha. Towering travertine, shimmering timbers, luxurious leathers, and nostalgic lighting create a bar, restaurant, and terrace which seize Italian incantesimo. Having beforehand created interiors in Doha, I’ve all the time loved the method, the collaboration, and the beautiful execution, that is no exception. We’re thrilled to have contributed to the Waldorf Astoria Lusail, working alongside the superb groups from world wide.”
Iain Watson, CEO and Founder at David Collins Studio, says:
“Scarpetta Doha represents a number of David Collins Studio firsts; the primary LDV Hospitality restaurant within the Center East, our first undertaking working with WATG Structure and the primary of our Waldorf Astoria tasks to open. The Studio has labored in Qatar for over a decade, and this mixed with our understanding of Scarpetta, from our 2008 restaurant in Miami, was an thrilling transient to reconnect with the model and collaborate on. The undertaking was a possibility to mix our information and understanding of the situation and the Scarpetta expertise, in an impressed architectural setting. A recent inside that subtly blends durations references with subtle use of supplies and bespoke parts – the hallmark of David Collins Studio.”
128 sq. m / 44 covers Friends enter Scarpetta through glass double doorways, with customized triangular door handles in solid brass. The bar ground is inset Palladiana terrazzo with a darkish stained European oak timber border. The ceiling is realised in white plaster with perimeter coffer detailing in European white oak, impressed by conventional Italian architectural types. The coffer detailing mirrors the ground’s perimeter sample and divide the ceiling into distinct areas.
Handmade in Italy, customized field pendant lights in strong textured solid glass are suspended from the ceiling by vintage brass arms.
The room is split by uneven wall transitions in vein-cut travertine in addition to travertine-clad columns which offer areas of privateness. Perimeter partitions are completed in a white dragged plaster, to offer the impression of stucco texture – one other nod to conventional Italian materiality.
The centrally situated bar is oval formed and free standing, with a central travertine column that includes minimize out show cabinets for bottles, the inside faces of that are mirror clad. The bar and joinery are realised in ribbed darkish oak, with a Calcutta Oro marble high and polished stainless-steel detailing. Polished chrome steel continues across the backside of the bar, giving the sense that it’s floating throughout the area.
‘Holm’ desk lights by London-based designer Malgorzata Bany sit on the bar, hand-cast in jesmonite. Customized umbrella-shaped ceiling lights with parchment vellum shades are suspended above nook seating areas, alongside cream cloth and leather-based wall lights with brass trim.
Bar stools are customized in vintage brass, with cognac colored leather-based upholstery and polished brass stud detailing.
146.5 sq. m / 56 covers
David Collins Studio created a bespoke two-tiered host station, clad in ribbed Verde Alpi Scuro marble with polished brass particulars. The restaurant is accessed through the bar, via a novel portal entryway of textured glass panels with darkish bronze frames.
The perimeter partitions are a impartial textured paint end. Focal to the area are two central overlaid travertine-clad columns, mirroring the columns within the bar and impressed by the work of Carlo Scarpa.
4 curved banquettes encompass the central travertine column, realised in darkish oak with cognac leather-based upholstery and polished brass trim and ft. Eating chairs are additionally realised in darkish oak with darkish brown leather-based upholstery. Eating tables have mild timber tops, with a mixture of inexperienced veined marble and darkish oak outer frames. Function eating tables have Verde Alpi Scuro marble tops.
Persevering with from the bar, massive field pendants in solid glass hold from the ceiling. Flooring lamps are dotted across the room, in brass and saddle leather-based with bespoke vellum pendant shades.
Bespoke rectangular bevelled mirrors with darkish oak frames embellish the partitions, suspended from signature David Collins Studio-designed brown leather-based and polished brass buckle straps.
The sommelier and waiter stations are realised in darkish oak with Calacatta Oro marble tops and polished brass detailing.
The restaurant additionally contains a working wine room, separated from diners by a brass mesh curtain and glazed partition divides. Stepped travertine architraves lead out to the terrace, once more impressed by Carlo Scarpa.
A pair of ‘Ricasso’ mirrors by textile designer Aimee Betts line the partitions, with brass frames adorned with Aimee’s signature black leather-based wire braiding.
PRIVATE DINING ROOM (PDR)
42 sq. m / 20 covers
The Personal Eating Room (PDR) is accessed through a separate vestibule, utterly curtained in sheer crocodile crochet cloth from Italian model Dedar, with distinction orange trim. The area could be employed for personal occasions, with a piece of the terrace and WCs in a self-contained space.
An inset patterned rug in burnt orange is surrounded by a darkish timber boarder and polished brass trim. The partitions are adorned in a stucco-inspired dragged plaster end, with reeded timber nook posts in darkish oak.
The room is dominated by a press release chandelier, hand-made from 1000’s of particular person capiz shell disks. Suspended 1.4 meters from the ceiling at its longest level, the lighting set up spans the whole width and size of the ceiling.
A bespoke eating desk and chairs have been created by David Collins Studio for Scarpetta. The desk is a monolithic assertion piece, with powder coated black metallic base. The tabletop is realised in darkish oak and lighter contrasting oak inset high and polished brass trim. Customized eating chairs with darkish oak legs and polished brass ft are upholstered in Pierre Frey terracotta velvet. Malgorzata Bany’s hand-cast jesmonite ‘Holm’ desk lights additionally function right here.
114 sq. m / 20 covers
Double glass doorways from the bar lead out to the Cigar Terrace through a customized humidor room, created with specialist provider deART. Clad with Fior di Pesco gray marble, the ground and cabinetry are realised in darkish oak with polished brass detailing.
A second set of glass double doorways lead from the Humidor to the enclosed and temperature-controlled Cigar Terrace. The area contains a domed ceiling in concrete render end, which continues to the uncovered partitions. The remaining partitions are lined in a ground to ceiling trellis of fake greenery. A focal fake olive tree sits on the room’s centre.
Bespoke rectangular bevelled mirrors in timber and polished brass are mounted from the trellises, alongside wall lights with cone formed parchment vellum shades.
The ground is tiled in an Italian-inspired checkerboard of Fior di Pesco Grigio, Rosso Lepanto and Calacatta Oro marbles.
The bar has a darkish oak framework with clear glass entrance panels, displaying potted foliage. The bar high is realised in Calacatta Oro marble, with customized desk lights. A mirror clad cabinet-style again bar shows excessive finish liquor bottles.
Outsized lounge chairs and small sofas are upholstered in embossed brown leather-based, with black scotch grain strap particulars to the backs. Cushions are upholstered in blended impartial materials. Oil burners set inside timber plinths function in each terraces.
153.5 sq. m / 62 covers
The restaurant terrace adopts a color palette of gray, yellow and inexperienced. Glass double doorways with customized triangular formed handles lead from the restaurant onto the terrace, the place company are greeted with sea views of the Arabian Gulf.
Torchère lamps in chocolate brown leather-based with polished brass detailing sit both aspect of the doorways, with milky white glass shades. The ground is a gray stone, while a full cover awning in ecru covers the terrace. Oil burners with picket plinths present warmth and ambient mild to the area at night time.
The terrace out of doors furnishings takes inspiration from conventional Italian types. Bespoke Amalfi spherical backed eating chairs function powder coated gray metallic frames and yellow cloth upholstery seating.
Curved banquette seating in painted gray timber is upholstered in yellow cloth. Cushions are upholstered in a mixture of block and patterned inexperienced materials.
Outside tables function each round and sq. tops, within the restaurant’s signature Verde Alpi Scuro and white Calacatta Oro marbles. Planters stuffed with fake grasses embellish the area.
The WC partitions are tiled in alternating bands of white glazed ceramic tiles and Royal Violet marble. Customized bevelled mirrors with chrome steel frames hold on the partitions, alongside chrome steel and milk glass wall lights. Vainness models in mild oak and polished chrome steel have step element counters in Royal Violet polished marble, impressed by Carlo Scarpa.
Waldorf Astoria, Damsa Boulevard – Leisure Metropolis, Lusail, Doha, Qatar
LDV Hospitality – Restaurant Operator
Hilton – Lodge Operator
SIZE 810 sq. m
Inside Structure, Inside Design, FF&E, Ornamental Lighting
Architect – WATG
Artwork Marketing consultant – Union Artwork Design
Lighting – Nulty Lighting
Indoor Landscaping – Belderbos Landscaping
Procurement – Christ Turner
Procurement Signage – Sq. Peg Design
Humidor Specialist – deART