Ciclosfuso, an open space of 230 square meters, the factory's pipes, which combine wine and bike, the passions of the two founders.
Both Milanese - Gianluca Casella and Matteo Riva - with a different professional history behind them, they met 'by chance' in 2013, in
Greece and dream to open a place in their Milan. Bikes and wine are the passions that unite them and soon bloom in Ciclosfuso.
The bike-wine combination is original, but well thought out. A recipe made of good ingredients: the two passions converge in the new 'different and irreverent' professional experience, in which they experiment and get involved.
The good Italian traditions, respecting the environment. A healthy and ecological bike ride, wine tasting and high quality food products. The bulk wine - predominant in quantity, compared to the labels - is chosen by Ciclosfuso with great attention to ecology (less use of glass) and savings (excellent value for money).
The bike - a means of transport adopted by both partners - becomes fundamental in the project, which includes the cycle-workshop with sales.
A large open space of 230m2, with a rectangular plan, divided into two naves by the supporting structure. Masonry pillars and arches mark the space and the ceiling is made of exposed wooden beams.
Traces remain of the laboratory in which, long ago, pipes were manufactured. Precisely in an area, that of via Vigevano, which at the beginning of the 800th century was used as a warehouse for wine barrels from southern Italy.
Wood, iron and steel, these are the main materials used in the preparation of Ciclosfuso, conceived by Tagma, Tastefully accompanied allebici, respecting the origins of the place. The warmth of the wood and its naturalness revived space in the boards used for the counter in beech and oak, which are made of the tables, where you can taste the products. Strong and cold the backbone, in satin black iron pipe, which hosts exhibition elements and contrasts with the shiny steel barrels containing wine in bulk and padroneggianoal center.
Two inputs Ciclosfuso.
One side, the street closed (via Sartirana), gives direct access to the cycle-repair shop, where a mechanic expert is available to refurbish light vehicles, or simply review them. and recommends the means 'suitable'. Unique and 'tailor-made', bikes line '' Ciclosfuso '', made in Italy, completely customizable in every detail: chrome plating and painting of the frame (choice of colors 9), choice of saddle, brakes and tires.
Or the choice from the wide selection of three prestigious brands - Cinelli, Wilier Triestina and Tern - in addition to bike accessories.
And a second entrance, with a glass and wrought iron door - like the two large side windows - which can be accessed from the internal courtyard on Via Vigevano 43. Entering from here, in the center, the polished steel barrels stand out - which contain 8 types of 'bulk' - and the support tables, in wood. On the left the cycle workshop area and on the right the counter where you can choose the good food platters to match your glass.
In front is the outdoor area with tables where you can relax in the tranquility of an inner courtyard.
An old pipe factory. This is where tagmi - multidisciplinary studio, born in 2010, which follows the artistic direction, conception and realization of creative solutions for industrial design, graphic and interior projects - starts with the idea of making the tubular element the protagonist of the installation.
To create modularity, flexibility and adaptation to surfaces, they thought that a scaffolding structure could be the most versatile solution to contain the two great souls that Ciclosfuso contains: bikes and wine. From the existing architectural subdivision the idea was born to create - and bring to life with distinct identities - many small scenarios whose succession allows you to live the experience of Ciclosfuso.
Bike and wine come together, maintaining their respective identities, in a former industrial space, enhanced by the simplicity of the furnishings and choice of materials such as wood. The bulk part is designed as a real laboratory, where the steel of the barrels is at the center of the space and therefore the protagonist of the environment.
The dual personality of the local was immediately materializzatanel naming 'Ciclosfuso', then the logo, in which two iconic elements recognizable, the handlebars and the bottle, synthesize this union, new and exciting, creatively, the development of the coordinated ( Tagma / Valentina Antinori) and interior design and furnishing of space (Tagma / Danilo Leonardi).
Photo credit: Different Photography