Andrea Aprea Restaurant

Milan, Italy

An unprecedented look at Milan and the relationship between design and haute cuisine: this is the vocation of the Andrea Aprea Restaurant, located on the top floor of a historic building dating back to 1871, now home to the Luigi Rovati Foundation and its Art Museum, in the heart of Porta Venezia. Designed by Flaviano Capriotti Architetti, the restaurant is spread over 400 m2, of which 210 m2 is intended for the central hall. Here the contemporary dialogues with the ancient and a sense of theatrical intensity permeates the space. The walls are covered with black bucchero ashlars, in contrast to the light ceiling, made up of overlapping blades and planes in sound-absorbing material. The surfaces run inclined to direct the gaze towards the open kitchen, which is the center of the whole representation. The centrality of the room is marked by the spectacular ceiling chandelier produced by Barovier&Toso based on a design by Flaviano Capriotti. Completely customized, it was made in Venetian crystal and gold leaf, with the ancient “Rugiada” technique.

PROJECT: Flaviano Capriotti Architetti

REFERENCES: Bespoke ceiling lamp