At over 18,000-sf, Casa Tua Cucina is a gourmet single-user food hall serving upscale, rustic Italian cuisine. Occupying the ground floor of a luxury department store in Miami, FL Casa Tua Cucina was developed in an effort to adapt to a changing retail market and an increase foot traffic at that location, the design team set out to create an aesthetically striking dining experience compatible with a luxury department store and the intimate, familiar quality of the renowned brand.
Inspired by the familiarity of the home kitchen: the location where the family and guests gather to commune and enjoy one another’s company as well as excellent food. This project expands and refines these notions and introduces them in a unique fashion to the retail world; references and plays on these dichotomies run throughout the space.
Classic beadboard ceilings above the nine different food stations manage the height of the space to bring it down to a personal scale, reflecting the intimate, timeless nature of home-cooked family- style cuisine. Brick-built wood-burning ovens and a traditional checkerboard marble floor harken back to Old-World architecture millennia old. Darkly painted industrial exposed beams and ductwork are contrasted by highly illuminated warm wood finishes and sleek marble countertops.
Custom furniture, designed in collaboration between our design team and industry experts, is spread throughout the project inviting the patrons to sit and connect with one another amongst the food, the kitchens, and the chefs. Borne from humble idea of home, bred from a tradition of ingenuity, sprinkled with theatricality, and surrounded by luxury, this project leads the way in food hall design.
Material Used :
1. surface ceiling light by Acolyte #CHAS12M244.530
2. door pull by Rockwood RM5600.
3. Countertop Marble by Marmol Export – White Carrara honed finish
4. Butcher Block Counter by John Boos, Blended North American Hard Rock Maple
5. Ceramic Beveled Field Tile by Tilebar, Basic Beveled White Ceramic Tile Gloss
6. Dark Ceiling Paint by Benjamin Moore, Chelsea Grey HC-168