Savor is a bar, restaurant and grocery store that creates a warm and inviting environment allowing clients to shop and socialize while feeling comfortable. Most grocery stores focus on function without paying attention to social interactions and overall experience. They are generically white and simple with the basic function of get in and out. The store/restaurant that I am creating is all about shopping, cooking, learning, and socializing. The interior has four sections that are the sampling and cooking station, the dining area, grocery store, and bar.
Savor’s goal is to create a social atmosphere that is both utilitarian and specialized. It is a store that has multiple purposes that give customers a chance to learn new dishes while mingling with others.
About Our Space
Our grocery store has five long aisles that allow for multiple products to be stored and displayed. There are four produce stands that display out local fruits and veggies. Near the main entrance on the right there is a liquor room that holds regular and specialty drinks. On the left of the main entrance there is a room that holds our new featured items, class ingredients, and more specialty products that Savor believes should stand out from the main grocery area.
The café features a curved bar and multiple seating areas that can be used for general and class purposes. During classes the bar is used for drink tasting that is paired with the dining experience of the month. Depending on what class is being taught the drink selection can change from wine, to beer, to different teas, ect.
A large room at the back is used for the cooking classes. Customers are encouraged to do a tasting of prepared drinks at the bar before food preparation. There are four main cooking stations that clients stand around while being taught the classes lessons. The tables are curved making it easier for the customer to look at what the instructor is doing. For convenience of preparation and cooking the worktables have a stove and oven built into them. Once the food is prepared customers can choose to sit in the cooking room or the bar area.
Lupo Solitario was a project I worked on during my time studying abroad in Rome.
Objective: To research a neighborhood in Rome, analyze the ethnography and culture. Determine a business that work well in that area then develop that business's brand identity.
Lupo Solitario is a bar, studio and gallery that features a new graffiti artist each month. The company is located in Trastevere, Rome which is a neighborhood filled with tourist, students, multi-cultural people, and locals. It is designed as a tourist attraction and casual bar after work.
The interior space would be white with brick and the art work on the wall would change every month based on the featured graffiti artist.
Color is an integral part of Lupo Solitario's identity. It helps to promote the brand as a cutting edge, innovative, and approachable organization in the community. Focused on colors, patterns, and textures found on the streets of Rome. Bring the live and energy of the artists into the web and print designs.
About the Name
The name is Lupo Solitaro which means lone wolf in Italian. It represents how graffiti artists normally work alone and stand out from the crowd. Their work is original and it is done solitarily. The wolf head also relates to how wolves are night animals that don’t like to be seen. Graffiti artist normally work at night because of fear of getting caught.
About the Mark
Wolf legends have been around for centuries and the one that pertains to this mark is the legend of how Rome was founded. The logo embodies a wolf head because ancient Rome was founded from the legend of Romulous and Ramus who were taken care of by a she wolf. We know of this story because of wall art found in shrines and caves all around Rome. Legends and stories are what graffiti artists use today for inspiration. Most of the street art tells a story from history or everyday life and/or have a statement about something that is going on politically. The gallery highlights artist who express stories through their work, just as ancient romans did with wall art and inscriptions.
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