Among the many twentieth-century buildings around Brera district, Milan’s artists heart, you will find Cittamani, the first restaurant designed by London-based studioPaolo Cossu Architects for the known chef Ritu Dalmia and Indian entrepreneur Analjit Singh.
The request made to Paolo Cossu Architects was to design an interior with an elegant design and timeless luxury to celebrate the opening of the new Indian restaurant, while still maintaining the original architectural features of the already existing building.
In carrying out the project, the architects proceeded with the renovation of the terrace, with a particular focus on the flooring and the painted arches, implementing fine materials such as marble, brass, leather, sucupira wood, creating a sophisticated scenario suited to the type of experience that is offered. To communicate the origin and belonging to the Indian culture traditions of the clients, the architects chose to use lighting installations and bar seating made of brass, created by local craftsmen from India. The surfaces of the tables and wall coverings are made of a mixture of brass and iron, specially created for this project by Mobint, a company specialising in international interiors. Outside the restaurant directly overlooking the street of Piazza Mirabello, wooden seats have been positioned and then painted with a mixture of powdered metals.
The result of this project is a modern and welcoming restaurant characterized by the perfect harmony between the elegance of Italian style and the warm and fascinating spirit of India.
Paolo Cossu Architects is an architectural firm based in London, founded in 2007. Their work includes architecture, landscape, interior and product design. Each work carried out by the team is the result of close collaboration with clients and a carefully analysed response to their requests. From small projects to urban-scale projects, their aim is to develop unique and creative solutions through a conceptual design approach.