I am absolutely in love with the ceiling of the old Rosso Restaurant that used to be in northern Israel, designed by SO Architecture. Back in 2008, I stumbled upon this gem throug this article in Arch Daily, and it instantly transported me back to my childhood days. I vividly remember lying on my back, gazing up at the ceiling, imagining it as a magical canvas. But of course, my ceiling was hardly as interesting as this one.
Although I have to note that the decor, I can’t help but cringe at the clashing decor, especially the ill-fitting wallpaper at the back.
However, as much as I adore the mesmerizing ceiling, I can’t help but cringe at the clashing decor, especially the ill-fitting wallpaper at the back. Instead of complementing the stunning ceiling, the shapes and textures seem to compete with each other, resulting in a borderline tacky combination. It’s quite unfortunate because the concept itself is beautifully elegant.
But hey, let’s not get caught up in the disappointment of the entire room. Instead, let’s focus on the true stars of the show – the waving “arches” of the ceiling. these organic shapes were inspired by the rolling fields just beyond the restaurant’s windows. It’s remarkable how the undulating hills outside influenced the design, creating this graceful and shapely surface that seems to flow effortlessly over the heads of the diners.
So, while the overall room might have its quirks, the ceiling itself is a true work of art, a tribute to nature’s beauty and the limitless possibilities of design.
The natural image, the inspiration…