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m marini kuala lumpur, malaysia

set within the enclave of couture brands at the concourse level of suria klcc, m marini is part of modesto marini’s chain of f&b endeavours in kuala lumpur since the inception of marini’s @ 57. branded as a premium italian café serving caviar and champagne, m marini exudes a contemporary italianate ambiance anchored by a minimalist backdrop accented by classical furnishing with opulent upholstery, marble finishes and unexpected optical punctuations.

black marquina marble wall encapsulates the café subtly illuminated underwall lights, visually suspending the entire island. the interior maintains the meticulous execution of lavish marble and granite, sumptuous damask, and ornate cast iron table legs in an open layout fusing dining and bar. the dark palette of the background surfaces juxtaposes against off-white furniture and upholstered seating, softening the otherwise masculine foundation. paying homage to etruscan mirrors are bronze mirror finishing for the shelves at the bar.

this allegory of modern clean lines with eclectic measures of baroque and classical hints is further enhanced by symbols of strength and freedom in the form of iconic art replicas; the famed david by michelangelo as a centerpiece in the dining floor and canaletto’s painting of venice’s grand canal as the backdrop of the bar counter. reminiscing the old and giving an ode to the new simultaneously is the cheeky horse lamp from swedish design group, front design by moooi. the life-size animal with a lamp shade injects a playful sense of fairytale style with an equal touch of unadulterated folly.

m marini epitomises the ideal of casual/fine dining in a lush ambience that satisfies both the palate and the visually palatable.

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