Beirut, LB



AL DENTE, Restaurant, Albergo Hotel – Relais & Chateaux
Beirut, Lebanon
Design Practice – Tarfa Salam

At Al Dente Italian restaurant in Beirut, Lebanon, PSLab manufactured a specific intervention for the high-ceilinged space’s inner bar area, reacting to the spatial constraints and developing from them a design opportunity. In this way, PSLab moved from the concept of their products to their exacting construction. Completed and installed, the products became available to future clients to adapt to their individual spaces in turn.
From the high ceiling above the Al Dente bar, there descend a series of long, elegant black metal rods, captured within a square of ceiling that reflects the dimensions of the bar below. Each rod supports a brass disc with a pinpoint light source at its centre. These discs are built up in overlapping regiments to produce a gleaming panel of light and texture suspended above the bar, the distinct black rods ascending into the space above emphasizing its depth.

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Status: Built
Location: Beirut, LB
Firm Role: Lighting Designer & Manufacturing