ANGELINA'S GELATO PARLOR
Angelina's Gelato Parlor has enjoyed a loyal customer base for many years but when competing businesses began to appear in close proximity the owner knew that it was time to reinvent an experience that had become a bit too familiar and dated. The small town character of West Hollywood has always worked well for small businesses so it was decided early on that the primary objective would be to achieve a heightened sense of community. DA+D worked tirelessly to produce a design that was not only functional but economical as well. The design incorporated a new colorful scheme that reflected the products being served. Contemporary finishes and detailing animated the space and a new furniture arrangement made the interior more inviting by encouraging customers to relax and socialize. The design not only included interior finishes but also exterior planters, enlarged window openings, and outdoor seating. The enthusiastic response to the West Hollywood remodel was so overwhelming that the owner decided to remodel the Beverly Hills parlor in the same fashion.
- Program: Interior/Exterior renovation to an existing ice cream/gelato parlor
- Size: 768 S.F./340 S.F.
- Location: West Hollywood, CA & Beverly Hills, CA
- Completion Date: July 2007
- Project Team: DA+D (Architect of Record)