Os­te­ria Oggi, Ade­laide, SA

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OS­TE­RIA OGGI has been heaped with praise since open­ing just a few short years back, as much for its lu­mi­nous de­sign as its mod­ern in­ter­pre­ta­tion of tra­di­tional Ital­ian com­bi­na­tions and tastes. The lat­est such ac­co­lade was pre­sented on a world stage when de­sign­ers Gra­ham Char­bon­neau and Dave Bick­more, co-founders of the South Aus­trali­abased Stu­dio -Gram, won the World In­te­ri­ors


News award for Restau­rant In­te­ri­ors in Fe­bru­ary. Recog­nis­ing de­signs that have made the big­gest im­pact on the cul­tural land­scape around the world, com­ing away with a gong was huge news. But the duo were hum­ble in vic­tory, con­grat­u­lat­ing Os­te­ria Oggi’s owner Si­mon Kar­dachi, who com­mis­sioned them. It is easy to see what the judges loved; the light-filled diner, for­merly a run-down of­fice


space, has a hum­ble beauty that be­lies the ex­act­ing ef­fort and time that has been put into real­is­ing it. Ref­er­enc­ing the pi­az­zas of Italy, lay­ers of tex­ture (wood, con­crete, tex­tiles and flag­stones) and muted shades com­bine through­out, with long com­mu­nal ta­bles run­ning down the cen­tre of the space, and in­ti­mate curved booths hug­ging the walls. 76 Pirie Street, Ade­laide; os­te­

CLOCK­WISE FROM FAR LEFT: Muted shades are used to sub­tle ef­fect; Os­te­ria Oggi was trans­formed from an of­fice space to a light-filled diner; The de­sign evokes Ital­ian pi­az­zas; Com­mu­nal ta­bles run through the cen­tre of the space.

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