“Michelin-starred chef Enrico Bartolini’s newly opened Spiga has a secret ingredient: a charming cinematic experience of retro 1950s Italy with a chic outdoor garden terrace created by local architect Joyce Wang.”


The Octagon Bar and Lounge is inspired by the world of the 1950s Italian circus, with silk wallpaper hung from a central panel to resemble tent fabric. The studio sourced a variety of original circus apparatus such as juggling pins and flame throwers to liven the walls and complete the spectacle.

“So many Italian lighting designs from the 1950s have really distinct profiles and personalities – they all feel like different characters. We have sourced a large number of lights and grouped them in celebrated Italian backdrops such as the circus and piazza to bring out a multitude of experiences across Spiga.”

Joyce Wang

The terrace is designed to feel like a spacious garden, with plants of various sizes and species throughout. There are cabanas along the perimeter, which feel like semi-private outdoor dining rooms. In the center, there’s a collection of large, deep banquettes arranged back-to-back for a more fun and lively atmosphere.

“Spiga is a celebration of Italian vintage glamor.”

Joyce Wang
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