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Project: ZDA | ZUPELLI DESIGN ARCHITETTURA Location: Quartiere Isola, Milano, Italy Year: 2017 Surface: 400 sqm Furniture Partner: Cassina, E15, C.Hansen, Magis, Vitra, Zanuso Lighting Partner:Foscarini, Flos, Groppi, Lucifero’s


Located in the ‘Isola’ district, in Milan, the " Pascĕre-Ciboteca", is a contemporary local with a impressive design, able to offer its customers versatile experience, from early morning until late in the evening. Not only a café for breakfast and afternoon break, but also a restaurant and a cocktail bar.

The project concept was created to co-exist different services in one place.
Starting from the large area of the project, we have defined three interior volumes: a service block, for staff and the public; a central block, designed to hold the most of the services of the restaurant, including a kitchen; and a glass element that contains a small urban garden, able to attract the attention of customers and offer new points of view on the city.

The interior spaces are born in 'negative' and through subtraction define different areas: the bar area illuminated by large windows, the sofas area at the entrance, smaller than the first, directly overlooking the indoor garden and the restaurant area, structured in a "fast and slow food” zone.

Even the floors are designed to create dialogue between different environments, with an original pavement mix. White and black cement tiles with a geometric textures, are arranged like a carpet on an aged dark wooden floor, while in the indoor garden was chosen the raw concrete.

To uniform the areas we chose a light color for the walls, in contrast with a very darker furniture, interrupted by the color chosen for the ‘boiserie’ and the green plants placed all over the local. In fact, the whole environment is based on the mood of the 'urban forest': the indoor garden, the tables designed for the restaurant and the vertical wall, enrich every area and create a unique atmosphere.

The result is a sophisticated environment where each element works to a balanced overview. In a mix of wood, ironand vegetation, light and dark colors, intense and soft lighting, once again we define our idea of a metropolitan local.