Our interior design for Sorella, a new contemporary Neapolitan pizzeria in Berlin-Kreuzberg, is a celebration of imperfection. With a 2-month crunched timeline for design, planning and implementation, our material choice was strongly influenced by the resources that were immediately available, but definitely not the most standard ones.
We sourced all materials from our network and the network of the network, and we are proud that it worked!
A selected marble slab from the rests of a stone masonry, salvaged wood from street trees created the base, which was complemented with a seductive combination of bordeaux velvets and dark tones.
During our design process we saw the value of living with the imperfection of some natural materials and even introducing new imperfections.
Client: La Sorella
Area: 181 qm
Photo: Sebastian Dörken
Old school chairs with a mid-century style were restored and given a new life.
Salvaged wood from Berlin's streets
Several black stains are visible on the table surfaces, the result of slow burns from World War bullets lodged on the inside.
These had to be rescued from Buckower Chausee in the south of Berlin, where they were being cut down in the city to make way for new roads. Usually, when trees are cut down in an urban setting, they are downgraded to the lowest form possible: heating.