As the iconic Ghar Lapsi restaurant Ta’ Rita Lapsi View’ closes down for its upcoming refurbishment, a bench commemorating the building was placed right in front of the building to keep a slice of local history intact. Have a full look at the project here.
Anna Horvath, the artist who created the bench, revealed to MaltaDaily that the colour, material and shape are inspired by the building itself. Made up of recycled construction waste, the design recalls the modernist main facade in a subtle and contemporary way.
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Horvath also revealed that the piece was used to represent Malta at the New York Design week to take this slide of Maltese culture international.
‘Thanks to the use of its iconic bright blue and a rigorous yet elegant composition of basic cuboid shapes and columns’, the description reads, ‘the bench will be placed in front of the building itself.
‘Ta’ Rita Lapsi View’ was originally a small café catering for British servicemen in the 1930s. The current building is faithful to the restaurant built in the 1950s, when Għar Lapsi started attracting both local and international visitors.’