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Annessensstraat 35
2018, Antwerpen

At "Malaciorta" Neapolitan Restaurant - Pizzeria, located on Annessensstraat 35, Antwerp, I had the remarkable opportunity to lead the interior design project. Embracing the essence of Neapolitan culture and folklore, the name "Malaciorta," meaning BAD LUCK in Neapolitan, holds profound significance as it reflects the superstitions ingrained in the Neapolitan tradition.

The design concept revolved around seamlessly combining tradition, culture, and folklore to create a fresh and vibrant environment. Stairs, broken mirrors, Neapolitan amulets, and black cats, all cherished symbols within the Neapolitan culture, were thoughtfully integrated into the structure itself.

Designing "Malaciorta" was a personal and professional honor, as it allowed me to draw from my own cultural background and translate it into a trendy restaurant that offered a novel perspective on traditions. The space became an exciting showcase of how embracing one's cultural heritage can inspire a captivating and unique environment, celebrating the enduring allure of Neapolitan traditions in a contemporary setting.

Throughout the project, meticulous attention was given to every detail, from spatial planning to selecting materials and decor elements. The goal was to create an inviting ambiance that embraced patrons, immersing them in the rich tapestry of Neapolitan culture and folklore.

The result was a visually stunning and culturally immersive space that resonated deeply with both locals and visitors alike. "Malaciorta" became not only a restaurant but a living tribute to Neapolitan traditions, capturing the spirit of the city and celebrating its vibrant heritage.

I am immensely proud of this project, as it allowed me to showcase my passion for interior design and cultural exploration. It is a testament to the power of design to transcend time and create spaces that tell stories, preserving and reinventing traditions for generations to come. #InteriorDesign #RestaurantDesign #NeapolitanCulture #Folklore #Traditions

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