The team at Rita placed their trust in their long-time friend Matteo Oioli. Matteo was the head set and props designer for television programs such as Friends, and global events such as the 2006 Turin Olympics, 2014 Sochi Olympics, 2016 Asian Olympics, and AIMAG in 2017. Matteo perfectly understood their desire to create an authentic tiki location with a strong visual impact. He managed to take advantage of the height of the space to fill it with elements that slowly reveal themselves to Rita’s patrons, gradually displaying the finishing details in the materials.
Woven coconut walls, hanging pots from the ceiling, ropes, bamboo chandeliers, jungle-style wallpapers, wicker chairs and tables, a terrace, vintage ceiling fans, hanging coconut leaves, juta lamps, a giant handmade canoe, and an infinite number of plants contribute to the overall setting. The bar also sports a 15 meter long oxidized brass counter with wooden finishing that snakes between the rooms and a tiki carved by specialist Paul Campese (Tiki Campese), who accurately reproduced the bar’s logo (originally designed by the Paperplane Factory).