Ottolenghi Hampstead joins Rovi and Spitalfields as the third location to feature our lighting design

Since 2002, Ottolenghi has been a culinary phenomenon, evolving from a humble Notting Hill shop into a brand synonymous with vibrant and globally-inspired cuisine. Their restaurants are more than just places to eat; they’re celebrations of flavor, color, and the joy of sharing a meal. Ottolenghi Hampstead, the latest addition to their growing family, continues this tradition, offering a dining experience in a beautifully designed space.

Architect Alex Meitlis, known for his “Total Design” approach, has crafted a light and airy environment for Ottolenghi Hampstead. Natural materials take center stage, creating a welcoming atmosphere that reflects the fresh, seasonal focus of the restaurant’s menus. A series of Orbitale Brass Chandeliers add a touch of glamour to Ottolenghi Hampstead, becoming the third Ottolenghi location to feature our lighting design, following Rovi and Spitalfields.

Inspired by iconic Italian mid-century modern pieces, the Orbitale chandelier features three balanced rotating arms, allowing for versatile light direction. The shades, with their silhouettes echoing the work of Arteluce and Stilnovo, cast a warm ambient glow, while a hole in each shade directs a touch of focused light downwards. This interplay of light and shadow adds depth and dimension to the space, highlighting the restaurant’s tableware and creating an inviting atmosphere.

To maximize light output, the shades were modified with white interiors while keeping the natural brass frame. The installation process was a breeze, even earning praise from the installer for its user-friendly design.

Thanks to Alex Meitlis, Ottolenghi Hampstead brings together the vibrant energy of Ottolenghi with the Silvio Piattelli’s design, transforming the space into a delightful dining experience.