An Inside Look At Otto E Mezzo Bistro in Thessaloniki
Otto e mezzo is an urban bistro-bar located on the beach in Thessaloniki, Greece. A combination of clever cocktails, a high-quality coffee, Mediterranean flavors and the name borrowed from the famous Felini’s movie “Otto E Mezzo” starring Marcello Mastroianni and Claudia Cardinal, is simply charming. The interior was designed by Ark4lab of architecture, an open architecture laboratory based in Thessaloniki.
“Industrial, urban, and clearly informed by contemporary western trends, Otto e Mezzo remains wholeheartedly Greek, its laid-back Mediterranean mood an underlying aesthetic. Cinematic references continue, with a mural ode to Tony Soprano — the James Gandolfini-played protagonist of iconic HBO series The Sopranos — set above an oblique quote from British philosopher Paul Grice: In the sense in which I am using the word say, I intend what someone has said to be closely related to the conventional meaning of the words. Its facade tries to import patterns and materials compatible to the movement that the building belongs along with a contemporary view of leisure. Black tiles make up a structure combined with wooden glass grid. The end result is a view fully in line with the aesthetics of the building and clearly indicates the function”, says Ark4lab of architecture
- Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
- Date completed: 2016
- Design: Ark4lab of architecture
- Photos: Stereosis Creative Photography, Emmanouil Papadopoulos