At Moya, a fusion cuisine restaurant in the North of Italy, bright installations, bold signs, and abstract geometries design a singular degree of experience.
Bright installations and geometric cuts recur within an essential container, building an unexpected identity model, far from the collective imagination of a standardized Asian eatery. In this space of over 1000 m², the masterly use of light, evidently artistic signs and scenic effects describe a plausible and welcoming idea of the future.
The interior design is developed in a material, sensorial and chromatic narrative, divided into diverse environments to involve and amplify perception.
The architectural reconfiguration of the former building is highlighted by the facade design. A process of underlining and accents carries out linear luminous elements, while oversized windows make the interior space permeable.
The synergy between architecture, design and the artistic gesture, which characterizes Maurizio Lai’s work, expresses itself in a joyful light installation. A fluid and climbing light string that connects the space, a three-dimensional signature, introduces a theme of dynamism and verticality and dominates the hall, developing in height up to the second floor.
The backdrop is an emerald green glass wall with a vertical scan of vivid spots. Deep surfaces in bronzed mirrors plaster the walls of the stairwell reflecting the installation indefinitely, expanding the space and its vision.
The spacious principal dining room is embellished with a second installation. An orderly scan of digital prints on backlit polycarbonate plates paints an essentially aquatic landscape, with shades adjacent to the color modulations on the walls, but in contrast with the warmth of the wooden paneling of the room.
The horizontal sculpture interestingly communicates with the design project along the sidewalls, where a series of custom created lamps draw on polychrome glass the sense of perpetual northern lights.
Other luminous accessories in back-painted glass, spinning-off from this first sign, are widespread in the connected rooms, naturally accompanying with their presence the gaze of the guests.