Designed by RPM Proget Studio, Maestro Bistrot in Rome is located near Opera Theater and at the base of a four-star hotel. Bistros are usually lively, loud spaces, but this 125-square-meter bistro’s location in a high-end hotel meant keeping noise to a minimum was a particular concern for the design team. The desire to control noise informed the design team’s material and furnishing decisions, so marble tabletops, bistro chairs and tiled areas are balanced by natural materials like wood as well as upholstered banquettes and chairs. 

The design is a mix of authentic, rustic elements — particularly the wine display areas — and rich materials and finishes.