Architect: Elena Stavropoulou
Naya Kostarelou, Vaggelis Valtikos
Construction: Stephanos Veronis,
Light Study: Neapolis
Photos: Julia Klimi,
The inspiration for the creation of Gargaretta derives from the center of the city that is constantly changing and developing, blending the future and the past, sounds and their cracks, the repetitive patterns and contrasts. This is reflected in all the elements of the interior design.
The only interior wall, running the length of the restaurant becomes a kind of scaffolding and creates a grid with surfaces; malleable shells that function as vitrines and closed shelves that house locally produced goods from different places in Greece. The materials used are textiles and leather, metal and wood. Special attention is given to the details and the texture of the materials, since each one has a story to tell.
The interior design encompasses the invisible, but very important, dimension of sound. The ceiling is covered with over 2000 meters of soundproof strips.
This surface is knitted by hand and covers the whole ceiling creating a welcoming and calm environment which stimulates conversation and communication.