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The Palma Pendant Brightens a Belgium Restaurant


After an extensive renovation three years ago, the atmospheric Le Petite Epicerie, an indoor-outdoor restaurant in Liege, Belgium, debuted with a distinctive design by Kevin Bona of studio Label5.9. Bona sought a compelling mix of styles blending the structure’s timeless architecture with a modern sensibility. The result? A chic, welcoming look that recalls a relaxed Parisian bistro.

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Bordered by a courtyard in the front and a garden in the back, Le Petite Epicerie’s elegant décor features richly veined marble tabletops, antique furnishings, and lighting by Vibia. The LED-powered Palma pendant by Antoni Arola is suspended overhead in the airy dining room. Inspired by ancient gardens, the lamp connects light and vegetation as in a natural landscape. Two semi-circles of blown glass joined by an aluminum belt accommodate greenery that drapes over its sides, the colour picking up the tone of the green-grey walls.

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Ideal for dining, the horizontal fixture is positioned on both sides of the room, brightening the tables below. A large mirror on the wall amplifies the pendant’s warm glow of wraparound illumination. Individual Palma lamps also punctuate the wall space, drawing the eye to the modern freehand frescos there.

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Adjacent to the dining room, a bar area features another Palma horizontal pendant. A trio of organic orbs create a focal point over the bar outfitted in glossy black tile, its black metal canopy echoing the ebony hue.

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