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Trip to Venice

Published on 24/04/2020
Trip to Venice

For our imaginary trip, we decided to discover the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Those who have visited the impressive St. Mark's Square will remember the panorama of the lagoon. Our destination is the smallest island that admires the panorama of the lagoon from St. Mark's Square (the largest island is Giudecca).

View of the Venice lagoon

Foto: Joshua Stannard

The island of San Giorgio is a small and precious treasure chest rich in history, art and culture. There is something for all tastes: the basilica designed by Palladio decorated in Renaissance style hosts inside pieces by Tintoretto, the bell tower can be visited and from the top you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city and the lagoon.

The former Benedictine convent now houses the Giorgio Cini Foundation which hosts numerous exhibitions, events and concerts. The convent itself is a respectable architectural element with its Palladian cloister and upper room, the staircase, the library and other hidden places to discover.

In April last year he also opened the "San Giorgio Café with Filippo La Mantia", the island's café-bistro. The project, commissioned by the Giorgio Cini Foundation for the enhancement of the reception services of the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, was carried out by the D'Uva company together with the host and renowned chef Filippo La Mantia.

San Giorgio Cafè entrance in Venice

Internal room of the San Giorgio café in Venice

Photo: Davide Repetto

The interior design project was entrusted to Ilaria D’Uva in collaboration with the architect Paolo Richelli's studio. The San Giorgio Café with Filippo La Mantia offers 80 covers  - of which about fifty in the outdoor area - in a renovated and welcoming space, next to the Benedictine walls of the Foundation, directly on the San Marco basin, with a suggestive view of the dock of the island and on the Riva degli Schiavoni.

View from San Giorgio Café's Venice

Foto: Davide Repetto

The chairs in the indoor and outdoor areas are part of our Nenè collection designed by Paolo Vernier. Wooden version inside makes the recently renovated room warmer.

Internal room of San Giorgio Café's Venice

Foto: Davide Repetto

The Nenè collection contains within it concepts of efficiency and practicality. Starting from the simple shapes of the classic chair, a collection with a fresh design was born.

Wooden chair Nenè

The warmth of wood meets Nenè's flowing lines. The result is a precious chair made of hand-crafted ash wood capable of guaranteeing a modern elegance linked to the practicality of a stackable chair up to four pieces.

Nenè wooden chair at San Giorgio Café's in Venice

Photo: Davide Repetto

The studio of the architect Richelli searched for the colors of the lagoon such as gray and blue-green. He associated them with the walnut wood and the bronze-colored metal of the furnishings, recreating the color palette of the territory inside the room.

At the outdoor area the Nenè plastic version made it possible to maintain the visual continuity of the furnishings.

Nenè plastic chairs San Giorgio Cafe's patio by night

Photo: Davide Repetto

In fact, the plastic version of Nenè is suitable for outdoor use. Its light shape hides its great abilities: it passed the most severe resistance tests required by the regulations for the environment in public environments. Nenè is a restaurant chair stackable up to ten pieces, with anti-static protection and treated against UV rays to maintain the liveliness of the colors.

Nenè chair at San Giorgio Café patio in Venice

The table bases are the practical Smart with a square base, available in a wide range of colors.

Smart restaurant tables

The Smart collection is composed of classic bar tables colored with classic neutral colors or vibrant shades chosen from the 19 paints in our standard materials folder.

The peculiarity of this table is the ability to resist the typical salinity of the seaside areas.

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