Interior Designer | India Mahdavi

Location | Maranello

Year | 2021

In a collaboration between interior designer India Mahdavi and three-Michelin-starred chef Massimo Bottura, the iconic Cavallino restaurant has reopened its doors in a newly reimagined venue near the Maranello factory. Inspired by Ferrari’s values: the union of technology and craftsmanship, quality, and performance; the interior has reinterpreted preserving the spirit of the original restaurant established by Enzo Ferrari in 1950.

The atmosphere of the typical trattoria Modenese has been enhanced by terracotta floors, oak panelling, andtraditional tablecloths, every detail plays a role in balancing comfort and taste to celebrate the delight of the Italian way of life.

For this project, WonderGlass manufactured the lighting elements, appliques, and suspensions, based on a design by India Mahdavi.

On the walls, the minimal geometric appliques made of cast and blown glass with a craqué effect gently complement the maxi-print images from the Scuderia’s historic yearbooks. Rare celebratory collections of photographs, posters, souvenirs, and memorabilia, reveal the spirit of the place and the story behind Ferrari’s incredible industrial and sporting adventure.

Above the tables, illuminating the natural linen tablecloths, the cast glass suspensions recall the traditional decorative vocabulary of the Italian trattoria, enhanced by a translucent opaline effect.

The restaurant, garden, and open-air terrace are adorned with a collection of memorabilia and racing rarities from the company’s archives, allowing the public a unique glimpse into the Ferrari legend.


Photographed by Danilo Scarpati.