Photographer: Matteo Guidetti

Yama by LAI STUDIO, Maurizio Lai | Restaurant interiors ×

Photographer: Matteo Guidetti

Yama by LAI STUDIO, Maurizio Lai | Restaurant interiors ×

Photographer: Matteo Guidetti

Yama by LAI STUDIO, Maurizio Lai | Restaurant interiors ×

YAMA Restaurant & Lounge overlooks the peaceful shores of Lake Ceresio, on the Italian-Swiss border.

The parametric design of the full light installation on the ceiling branches off in vertical lines along the glowing walls of the principal dining room. The notable contrast between the alternation of more organic forms and strictly geometric ones performs a fundamental role in the entrance hall and the cocktail bar, as well.

The rather classic seatings and the retro-style flooring help to counteract the contemporary design, almost developing two different planes, which fit together in a dynamic and exciting aesthetic balance.

The scenario is properly completed with two intimate separate rooms; one rather informal, embellished with a lush green wall, the other with a more sophisticated atmosphere, softened by a diffused lighting and by the comfort of the velvet seats.

Outside, a large glazed outdoor area acts as an essentially decorated greenhouse in winter, to be open entirely along the sides during the pleasant summertime.

Design Team:

Lai Studio, Maurizio Lai
Design & Direction: Maurizio Lai
Project Assistants: Giuseppe Tallarita, Alessandro Caruso

Photographer: Matteo Guidetti

Yama by LAI STUDIO, Maurizio Lai | Restaurant interiors ×

Photographer: Matteo Guidetti

Yama by LAI STUDIO, Maurizio Lai | Restaurant interiors ×

Photographer: Matteo Guidetti

Yama by LAI STUDIO, Maurizio Lai | Restaurant interiors ×

Photographer: Matteo Guidetti

Yama by LAI STUDIO, Maurizio Lai | Restaurant interiors ×

Photographer: Matteo Guidetti

Yama by LAI STUDIO, Maurizio Lai | Restaurant interiors ×

Photographer: Matteo Guidetti

Yama by LAI STUDIO, Maurizio Lai | Restaurant interiors ×

Photographer: Matteo Guidetti

Yama by LAI STUDIO, Maurizio Lai | Restaurant interiors ×

Photographer: Matteo Guidetti

Yama by LAI STUDIO, Maurizio Lai | Restaurant interiors ×

Photographer: Matteo Guidetti

Yama by LAI STUDIO, Maurizio Lai | Restaurant interiors ×