Milan’s Barmare l’Altro restaurant has a nautical flare

Interiors evoke the details of a ship

Maritime culture lies at the heart of Milan’s Barmare l’Altro restaurant – the informal younger brother of Barmare on Corso Lodi.

The Milan restaurant reinvents an old tobacconist shop with a beautiful green mosaic façade in the city’s Porta Venezia neighbourhood. Its refreshed interiors – conceived by designer Rodrigo Izquierdo – bring to mind a ship in the middle of the waves.

A long, narrow room accommodates the two halves of Barmare l’Altro: a lunchroom with a bar counter and a dining area with an open kitchen.

Porthole windows on the restaurant’s doors are reminiscent of the nautically-informed architecture of Jean Prouvé; meanwhile, the curved, lacquered tubular metal of the seats evokes ship railings while the central counter resembles the hull of a boat.

Barmare l’Altro’s tailor-made lamps echo the traditional style of the trattoria while casting a soft, diffused light cast and adding a minimalistic twist to the restaurant’s design.

Via Lecco 4, Milan, Italy

Milan’s Barmare l’Altro restaurant has a nautical flare
Photography: Barmare
Milan’s Barmare l’Altro restaurant has a nautical flare
Photography: Barmare
Milan’s Barmare l’Altro restaurant has a nautical flare
Photography: Barmare
Milan’s Barmare l’Altro restaurant has a nautical flare
Photography: Barmare
Milan’s Barmare l’Altro restaurant has a nautical flare
Photography: Barmare

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