Studio DIDEA signs a new restaurant in the Porta Romana area in Milan: Muddica. What was once a tailor's shop in the Porta Romana area is transformed by the Sicilian studio DiDeA into the 'Muddica' bistro with an informal atmosphere, where you can taste and buy Sicilian gastronomic excellences.
Despite the limited size of the local square meters 50, the architects were able to interpret the request of the buyer to have a dual function space, creating two horizontal bands: the lower part dedicated to the tasting, the top exhibition of products on shelves.
The entrance is defined by a large counter in wood and iron; on the opposite side, three small tables with wheels slide along a track in iron. A series of high stools black iron complement this first room, dedicated to fast drinks.
Particular attention was devoted to the material elements also being dismantled when, during the renovations have emerged and therefore kept at sight of the original wooden ceilings, and a bearing wall in red brick in which is housed the arch that opens the next room, reserved for dinner.
Here, too, the environment is characterized by the use of the two predominant materials, wood and iron that still meet in the furnishings - chairs and tables - all custom designed by the studio and made by Sicilian artisans.
The finishes playing on color contrasts: throughout the room the floor is gray tile hexagonal tiles.
On the back of the counter wall tiles white vintage give continuity to the local light walls, and emphasize the black of iron shelving.
The shelves also serve as a support applied to lamps in different points and orientable.
Studio DIDEA converts a former tailor's shop in 'muddica', in two rooms Sicilian restaurant and deli shop.
The client asked for a cozy and friendly place where to sit and eat or just buying traditional products. The architects Answered this request creating two "levels" walls: the bottom part is dedicated to tasting and eating, while products are exposed on the top part hosting an iron shelving system.
The entrance is marked by a wood an iron bar counter; on the opposite wall three small tables can move along the wall thanks to a sliding system. Provide places high stools for a quick snack.
During the refurbishment, a wood ceiling has been revealed, as an exposed red brick wall which marks the passage between the bar area and dining area.
The floor is paved with exagonal stoneware tiles; white vintage tiles behind the counter Ensure continuity with walls and Enhance black iron shelves. The shelves act also as support for a series of adjustable lamps.
LOANS / CREDITS
Customer / Client: Adriano Egypt
Architects / Architects: Studio DIDEA Associated Architects
Services provided / Program: renovation, interior design / Refurbishment
Year / Year: 2015-2016
Location / Place: Milano / Milan
Surface / Surface: 50 m2
Materials / Materials: Wood Swedish pine and quadralini iron, hexagonal gpavimento iron plates Stoneware / Swedish pine and iron for food shelves and coun
Company / Contractor: Building company DSTre Ltd.
Suppliers / Suppliers
Equipment / Kitchen equipment: Rosso Sas - Mf Mondial Forni
Gres: Gruppobea Ltd.
Chandeliers rattan / wicker lamps: Ikea
Craftsmen / Artisans
Carpentry / Woodworking: Piero Maltese
Locksmith / Blacksmith: Francesco La Rosa
Photographs / Photographs: © Studio DIDEA