Known for presenting memorable, interactive installations in Milan, quartz manufacturer Caesarstone has collaborated with celebrated British designer Tom Dixon on a multi-sensory creation – restaurant design project. The Restaurant is a series of 4 extraordinary sculptural kitchens named Earth, Water, Fire, Air. Let’s find his restaurant’s design!
Each kitchen cooks one specific course and services its corresponding dining hall arrayed in a cruciform building. All of this is set in a stunning, late Baroque interiors of Rotonda Bella Desana filled with Tom Dixon furnishings and illumination.
Food by Italian studio Arabeschi di Latte is prepared in three of the kitchens and whisky is offered from the other, while demonstrations showing cutting-edge cooking techniques and food preservation methods are also incorporated into the show.
Products from Dixon’s new Materiality range, including a geometric light named Curve and teardrop-shaped lamps called Fade, are also being shown for the first time as part of the installation.
The layout is designed to encourage visitors to move between the kitchens to try different courses that together make up a full meal. Visitors are shown how air is both incorporated into food and sucked out of it in this area, and the kitchen serves light desserts like meringue.
The restaurant was open only during Milan Design Week 2016, but you can click here to take a virtual tour around the venue.
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