Award winning Italian

As you approach the pizzeria the sweet smell of Italian cookings fills the beautiful restaurant filled with designer furniture from Australia
PROJECT Antica Pizzeria e Cucina – Morphett Street, South Australia
PRODUCT Special edition tables
PRACTICE Genesin Studio
PHOTOS Iain Bond

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Antica Pizzeria e Cucina is a beautiful new addition to the Adelaide CBD and a flagship pizzeria in Adelaide. We were thrilled to be commissioned to create special edition furniture designs to complement the inspirational interior for this restaurant.

Antica is a modernist Italian restaurant, based on influences from family heritage from Napoli, Italy. Inspiration for the restaurant was drawn from the old gated laneways of Napoli which open up into hidden piazzas. The paved lane-ways and brick vaulted ceilings all have strong influences on the space in creating a brick-on-brick narrative for the Antica.

Whilst capturing and honouring Italian family heritage, owner Anthony, was also passionate about showcasing some of Australia’s brightest design talent. Commissioning Franco Crea for his unique and minimalist furniture design language to compliment the interior design inspiration from Adelaide designers Genesin studio.  The focus for Franco centred on using humble and honest materials like solid oak to add warmth and a sense of inclusiveness to embrace the warmth and love of relaxed family gatherings.

A glimpse of the wood fired pizza oven catches your eye as you move past the beautiful solid oak communal by Australian designer FrancoCrea in this Adelaide pizzeria
The very back wall showcases a delight of cured meats to feast on as you sit at the solid oak designer furniture tables by Australian designer FrancoCrea Entering through the vault to this inviting Adelaide pizzeria evokes an immediate sense of warmth and family triggered through textural brickwork and stunning solid oak tables by Australian designer FrancoCrea
The first impression as you enter this sensational Adelaide pizzeria is one of warmth and homeliness created with solid oak dining tables by Australian designer FrancoCrea and rich textural brickwork on the walls

Project Awards

We were beyond thrilled to have our special edition FrancoCrea designer furniture pieces captured in the following awards and accolades for the project.

  • 2016 Think Brick Australia National Grand Prix finalist
  • 2016 Think Brick Australia National Winner – Horbury Hunt Commercial Award
  • 2016 Eat Drink Design Awards – High Commendation – Best Restaurant Design
  • 2016 SA (DIA) Design Institute of Australia Awards – Gold Award Winner (Built Environment)
  • 2016 SA (DIA) Design Institute of Australia Awards – President’s Award Winner
  • 2016 (IDEA) Interior Design Excellence Awards National Winner – Hospitality Category
  • 2017 (AIDA) Australian Interior Design Awards National Commendation – Hospitality Design
  • 2017 (AIDA) Australia Interior Design Awards Winner – Best of State Commercial Design
  • 2017 (WIN) Word Interior News Award – Best Restaurant

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As you move through the pizzeria you can see why it has won design awards with its beautiful brickwork and warm solid oak tables be Australian designer FrancoCrea
beautifully warm and inviting pizzeria in the heart of Adelaides CBD offers a spot to perch at their solid oak tables by Australian designer FrancoCrea
warm inviting solid brick work is the back drop for beautiful solid oak tables created by Australian designer FrancoCrea

FrancoCrea Showrooms

To discover more about our refined luxury furniture all locally designed and made in Adelaide and Melbourne, we encourage you to visit our Adelaide and Melbourne showrooms to experience your future heirlooms in person.

Melbourne showroom

259 Swan Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121

Adelaide showroom

442 Pulteney Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

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