Otto wants to offer a place of hospitality, a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere to meet friends for a drink, afternoon tea or a work lunch.
Iris Roth and Roberto Marone – who did the interior design – were inspired by their travels: from Berlin to San Francisco, Los Angeles to London…
They have chosen a combination of new furniture, made by measure by Piedmont-based craftsmen – tables with an iron structure and pale wood tops, geometric shelves and a large concrete counter with plywood top – and vintage pieces from all over the world, especially California, to give the place a modern, cosmopolitan mood.
A place where good, simple food, a passion for interior design, conversation, art and “idleness” blend in harmony.
There are two lounge corners with armchairs and sofas, high seats in front of the windows for people working on laptop computers, larger tables for groups of friends, rocking chairs for those who like to daydream and observe the others, and a high table for guests perusing national and international newspapers.
A large space – designed for coworking but also for screenings, work meetings, exhibitions and other uses – can be separated from the rest of the venue thanks to a large mobile partition. The outdoor zone has been organized with white tables, blue chairs and large Mediterranean plants to evoke the atmosphere of the sea and the south. There are also the typical tables and benches of beer halls.
The greenery inside the facility has also been carefully prepared: a large vertical wall of plants, handmade macramé and a large palm create a theatrical setting.
One of the most refined details of the interior design is a shop window designed as a showcase for art exhibitions. There is also a wall covered in cork for posting all kinds of messages.
The restrooms also have a simple design: a large iron washstand with visible plumbing. The white walls are covered with amusing messages written by guests.
Otto via Paolo Sarpi 8 Milan
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