Having reached its 6th birthday, the owners of the celebrated Milanese restaurant
Materiality, texture and tone on tone colour are some of the key concepts Celestino’s intervention for 28 Posti are based, making use of
The overall palette plays with subtle colours and natural materials – timber in different finishes, terracotta tiles, natural waxed steel with an addition of soft powder blues, offset with chalk-white on the perimeter walls.
The Giulio Romano terracotta boiserie from the Gonzaga collection by Fornace Brioni clad¬ the walls of the short sides – together with Matteo Brioni’s unfired earthenware plaster that reaches the ceiling – while in the centre of the room, the original brick septum remains the protagonist. The wall separating the kitchen is also treated with a natural earth-based material plaster.
In the second room, an upholstered bench is set against the back wall, while the tables were redesigned to complete the renovated space and matched with Fratina chairs by Billiani, selected by the architect. A storage unit is positioned in the arch, deliberately detached from the wall, standing proudly on its own. Its rounded ends are enclosed by two curved sheets clad in micro-mosaic terracotta tiles. The upper part of the cabinet has visible timber shelves supported by a blue tubular frame, mirroring the style of the cabinet positioned on the threshold of the restaurant’s entrance.
Suspended pendants in micro-perforated sheet metal are by the Spanish company
“The identity of the restaurant is now established, and my project deliberately wants to be in continuity with the imagination that the Milanesi associate with 28 Posti,” says Cristina Celestino. “The work plays on the concepts of authenticity, comfort, simplicity, origins, and aims to create a parallel between the interior of the restaurant and the kitchen of its chef Marco Ambrosino, the undisputed soul of the place.”