Velluto | Botanique Eclectique, Bologna

Velluto | Botanique Eclectique
Via de Toschi 2G Bologna
Design by Atelier Avanzi
Photo by Valentina Sommariva
Located in the heart of Bologna, not far from Piazza Maggiore and the Basilica of San Petronio, Velluto | Botanique Eclectique is a new concept store and cocktail bar that transports those who stop by for breakfast, lunch or an aperitif into a fantasy world. It was designed by architecture and interior design studio Atelier Avanzi as a journey through time and space where, with surprising harmony, jungle inspirations, urban moods and echoes of colonial style blend together and with exquisitely classic elements, such as vaulted ceilings with stucco decorations, and marble and wooden floors. The bold juxtaposition of furniture in natural materials (wood, rattan and stone) and multi-coloured fabrics is also performed in the spirit of pursuing an eclecticism that works, as is the combination of real plants and exquisite wallpapers depicting stylised plants and flowers, expressed in unexpected textures and colour schemes.