Serving a menu of contemporary Meditteranean dishes, Barbajean occupies a distinguished nook property within the village of Dingli.
The quiet village sits on the highest level of Malta, and has uninterrupted views out throughout the ocean in the direction of the uninhabited isle of Filfla.
Mizzi Studio‘s founder, Jonathan Mizzi – who is from Maltese – designed the restaurant in order that it pays tribute to Dingli and its scenic panorama, but in addition “injects [the village] with new life”.
“Working throughout the village’s specific city material was a key inspiration for us,” mentioned Mizzi.”We needed to create a restaurant that might stand on the core of a quintessential Maltese village expertise.”
The newborn-pink facade of Barbajean has been made to incorporate architraves and colored doorways– two components that Mizzi says will be seen on the outside of a typical Maltese house.
Emerald-green timber doorways have been constructed into the facade’s trio sq. openings. Every opening is surrounded by a chunky pink-terrazzo architrave, created by Maltese floor producer Halmann Vella.
The pink and inexperienced color scheme continues contained in the restaurant. Rose-coloured terrazzo strains the wall behind the drinks bar, which has been punctuated with three arched niches.
Liquor bottles and glassware are displayed contained in the niches, illuminated by neon-pink strip lights which have been put in overhead.
Rosy terrazzo has additionally been used to craft the surfacetop of the bar counter, the bottom of which is comprised of fluted timber that is been stained inexperienced. Simply in entrance is a row of pink excessive chairs with tubular brass frames.
A prolonged seating banquette upholstered in emerald velvet winds its means across the reverse facet of the room, accompanied by pink terrazzo tables inlaid with flecks of Guatemala Verde marble.
Straight above are a collection of prints by Maltese illustrator Ed Dingli, which depict quotidian scenes of life within the village.
In between the prints are custom-made lighting fixtures designed by Mizzi Studio, which function curling brass stems and spherical bulbs.
Surfaces on this space of the restaurant are painted a pale mint shade, however one other eating nook that lies in the direction of the rear of the plan has been given a cosier really feel with dark-green partitions and wood floorboards.
Mizzi Studio was established in 2011 and has places of work in each London and Valletta, the capital of Malta. Barbajean is not the one hospitality area that the studio has designed – final yr it accomplished works on The Serpentine Espresso Home in London’s Hyde Park.
The venue boasts glass partitions and a gold, undulating roof that is meant to resemble the form of a stingray.
Images is by Brian Grech.
Stonework: Halman Vella
Brass fabrication: Anvil and Forge
Joinery and fabric: Assemble Furnishings
Customized print paintings: Ed Dingli
Branding: Steves and Co