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Torno Subito, the newest addition to Starwood’s W Dubai hotel on the Palm Jumeirah, is to be a visual celebration for the famed three-Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura. The brief was simply to realise the sentiment of the chef having fun. It was to be a metaphysical manifestation of beachside days, reminiscent of Rimini’s coastal playground of the 1950s and 60s; fun-filled days enjoying amazing food, drinks and ultimate relaxation. The interiors are bold, avant-garde and playful yet reminiscent of days passed, provocatively cinematic and culminate in a visual journey manifested in the physical interior styling and narrative. The language was enhanced through the use of physically diverse materials and interior installations evoking recollection of memory and re-collection of object. Ultimately it’s la dolce vita of bygone days realised through this truly current and unique venue, both in its interior and through its food offering.