Upscale Italian dining destination opens in Baku

Thursday 03rd September, 2015
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The crafts and tradition of couture, jewelry, artisan furniture, gastronomy and fine wines... all reimagined with high glamour and a cinematographic approach to story-telling that has come to define every new creation by Henry Chebaane, the French-born celebrated London artist, designer and founder of Blue Sky Hospitality.

The OroNero lounge is styled like a high-fashion private jet with burnished gold buffalo leather panels, pink gold snake upholstery, black gold leather seats and intricate fretwork panels in ebonized timber. An intimate prosecco bar, grappa library and salumi kitchen stunningly clad in black marble with amber veins provide grazing food and specialty drinks. The jewel-box restaurant is anchored by a superb walk-in wine cellar and an elegant private dining room which is connected with the city and the Caspian Sea by floor-to-ceiling windows. The timber flooring is an amber colour with black veins specially developed by the Blue Sky Hospitality design studio for this restaurant, as is the bespoke wool carpet: a piece of conceptual art evoking splashes of coffee, Prosecco, olive oil and fine Balsamico to celebrate the creative work of the bar and kitchen teams.

Henry Chebaane always include conceptual art installations in his projects so that the space delivers more than aesthetic satisfaction and pleasurable comfort but also ask philosophical questions and engage the imagination of the public, at OroNero this includes among others: "Golden Beluga" - a magnificent sturgeon sculpture made of carbon fibre, 24ct gold plated steel and Titanium F1 car parts. "EVOO (Extra Volatile Organic Object) ", an installation of drop-shaped glass bottles, filled with extra virgin oil and crude oil: a double entendre on the volatility and interconnection of international commodity markets.

ORONERO @ JW Marriott Absheron Baku, Azerbaijan

by Blue Sky Hospitality