Vintage lights in this 1920’s-inspired steakhouse and restaurant in Switzerland

Located in St. Gallen, Switzerland near the border with Germany and Austria, Al Capone is a steakhouse and restaurant inspired by the infamous American gangster of the 1920’s and early 1930’s and can be accurately described as “USA meets Italy”.

This prosperous “Golden Twenties” era is celebrated throughout the décor of Al Capone restaurant, further emphasising and paying homage to the Chicago gangster who was once known as “Public Enemy No. 1” and from which the restaurant takes its name.

Vintage Marlow cage pendant lights suspended above the bar counter of Al Capone restaurant in St. Gallen, Switzerland
Vintage Marlow cage pendant lights suspended above the bar counter of Al Capone restaurant

In the bar and lounge area of Al Capone the walls and roof are covered in a warm, deep teal hue that complements the medium and dark oak wooden colours that adorn the bar’s counter top, back bar area, floor and tables. The abundant use of wood is very welcoming.

Swiss lighting design firm Konigs created the lighting plan for this vintage-themed restaurant. Above the bar counter Konigs specified four of our industrial-style Marlow cage pendant lights in antique silver. Konigs continued the theme of antique-style prismatic glass – evocative of the 1920’s – with four more of our vintage Blaenau pendants above a seated area. The Holophane glass in these pendants help refract light and create an interesting and nostalgic atmosphere throughout the lounge area.

Vintage-style Blaenau pendants suspended from the ceiling of Al Capone restaurant in St. Gallen, Switzerland
Vintage-style Blaenau pendants suspended from the ceiling of Al Capone restaurant in St. Gallen, Switzerland

Images of Alphonse Capone and newspaper clippings about prohibition – for which he became famous – can be found ornamenting the walls. Our La Paz pendants are suspended from the ceiling and angled towards these images and artwork of the 1920’s era.

Vintage recessed Malé spotlights dot the roof of Al Capone restaurant in St. Gallen, Switzerland
Vintage recessed Malé spotlights dot the roof of Al Capone restaurant

Our Malé recessed vintage spotlights are used throughout the bar and lounge area of Al Capone restaurant. These antique brass spotlights are decorative in nature, made from cast brass and can be angled and adjusted to direct light and highlight features of the craft beer and cocktail bar.

Lastly, our popular and industrial-style Cullen dish wall lights are dotted around the walls of this inspiring Italian-American restaurant.

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