About


LIFE STYLE ART
Il Buco Vita is about the patient search for the colors, materials and objects that have made the Il Buco restaurants so inviting. The line, drawn from Mediterranean traditions and sourced in central and southern Italy includes both unique antique pieces whose warm old patina will adorn the corners of your home, and newly made objects by artisan craftsman who work their pieces with the love and dedication to the traditions of the past.

THE BACK STORY
In 1994, when Donna Lennard opened her doors on Bond Street with partner, Alberto Avalle, Il Buco was a rustic antique store on a remote cobblestone street in Noho. Regular customers would often join the pair for their mid-day pranzo, prepared in the tiny back kitchen, so the couple procured a wine and beer license and il Buco was transformed into a charming enoteca filled with primitive antiques from their travels. Today, the restaurant is a staple of the NYC foodie scene. Over multiple trips to Umbria, where she owned a small home in the village of Bevagna, Donna delved into the culture and nuances which informed her brand, creating a line of Mediterranean products, directing a documentary about the olive harvest, and bringing the artisan craft of salumi curing to her NY restaurant.