Dimorestudio designed the intimate interiors for Langosteria Cucina, which feels more like having dinner at a friend’s house than eating out in the heart of Milan.
The practice, which is known for its decadent designs, has taken a noticeably more homely approach to Langosteria Cucina – the second outpost of the restaurant to open in the city, in the buzzing Via Savona district.
Textural 1970s-style, Japanese inspired jute fabric covers the walls, while forest green carpeted floors and vintage furniture contribute to the restaurant’s informal atmosphere. Mustard yellow dining sofas set off cane chairs, and an oversized fringed brass lamp hangs over the bar, drawing diners’ attention to the kitchen beyond.
Dimorestudio co-founders Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran explain: ‘We wanted to convey an intimate, domestic feeling to the project, creating a space that people wouldn’t normally expect in a restaurant.’
The sensation is emphasised by the Milan restaurant’s collection of vintage lamps, pulled from the Galleria Wall Light collection by Ignazio Gardella, which bathe the dining room in a nostalgic glow. And framed artworks, including maps and illustrations, make guests feel like they’re surrounded by the collected treasures of a world traveller.
Via Savona, 10, 20144 Milano MI, Italy