It was born, and not only for the international population of fashion and design, even if strategically it presented itself in its new glamorous guise in February for the Milan Fashion Week.
Let's talk about the restaurant Il Baretto Milano, a new leisure destination in the city, which has settled in Palazzo Pertusati in via della Spiga 26, in the late 18th century building redeveloped in a mix use key based on a project by architect Alessandro Scandurra with the support of Hines.
Here Vincenzo Zagaria's restaurant has carved out a space of 260 square meters on the ground floor, increased by another 180 belonging to the dehors interior.
His project bears the signature of the architect Roberto Bellantoni, at the helm of Revolution archstudio based in via Senato 18, which explains: “In conceiving the space there was the need to create a place that had the skin of a London club in its DNA, an English style 2.0.
This incisive upgrade has earned him the attention and appreciation of the most influential figures on the scene in a very short time, not only in Milan, making the numerous customers feel at 'their home'.
In summary, this meant bringing out the contemporary vision of the restaurant by restoring its real identity: English style, as only Milan knows how to reinterpret".
The entrance on the pedestrian crossing of via della Spiga immediately makes you perceive the proposed experience.
Materials and linguistic codes dosed with balance and harmony give Il Baretto Milano the recognition of "a club from the past, with a couched atmosphere", in the words of the designer, accompanying the transition towards a large green area in the center which guides the visitor through paths full of vegetation.
It seems to enter a sophisticated English greenhouse in the references and in the manufacturing virtuosity where the plants, like screens permeable to sight, filter the various areas and the fully openable translucent roof modulates the light in a fluid way.
The register deliberately changes in the internal space.
The Scottish tartan checked carpet takes the place of the protagonist wood of the outdoor flooring, and a theory of dark, warm and enveloping wainscoting, that of the essential structures in iron left exposed on the outside.
A double-sided fireplace separates two well-defined areas that are declined like a more intimate privé, with a bar full of visual suggestions and a large room from which contact with the greenery of the facing greenhouse remains direct, thanks to a large window.
Milan (for drinking) is showing itself to be increasingly devoted to a green and intimate dimension, even in its most exclusive places.
Cover photo: Glimpse of the dehors, full of light and plants. The garden designer Arianna Mattana collaborated on the project.