Cristina Celestino revamps the interiors of the 28 Posti restaurant in Milan

Terracotta tiles, plaster walls and pale-blue are the main features of the Milanese restaurant 28 Posti that has been revamped by Cristina Celestino.

Having first opened its doors in 2013, the restaurant felt in need of a restyling without changing its convivial and relaxed atmosphere and its authentic and simple cuisine style.

The identity of the restaurant is now established, and my project deliberately wants to be in continuity with the imagination that the Milanesi associate with 28 Posti. The work plays on the concepts of authenticity, comfort, simplicity, origins, and aims to create a parallel between the interior of the restaurant and the kitchen of its chef Marco Ambrosino, the undisputed soul of the place.” Cristina Celestino

Cristina Celestino worked mainly on materiality, texture and color. 

The main hues are a de-saturated pale blue, an earthy marc, in addition to the chalk white of the longitudinal walls. The color palette also plays with natural materials – different finishes of wood, terracotta and natural waxed iron.

The ceiling alternates original wooden beams with a light blue background. Terracotta tiles from the Gonzaga collection by Fornace Brioni dress the bottom half of the walls together with unfired earthenware plaster on the upper part. The original white perforated brick septum was preserved adding another interesting texture.

I think Cristina has managed to interpret our identity very well, respecting it, but at the same time she has reinterpreted us through her design world”. Silvia Orazi for 28 Posti.

Photography by Delfino Sisto Legnani – studio DSL


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