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FARINI BAKERY & CAFÉ

City: MILAN

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Year: 2017

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Designer: PAWSON JOHN

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Status: Completed

Driving the brief for the project was the requirement that these premises in Milan be at once a gallery for bread, a stage for bakers and a gathering place for customers, with its various spaces simultaneously susceptible to the very different disciplines of curation and choreography. 
The outcome is a series of refined backdrops for people and objects, with richness deriving from details of form, texture, pattern and the fall of the light.
 At the heart of the design is a recognisable language of materials and architectural moves - a signature curve, a particular play of recessed and protruding elements - that both feels responsive to the site but can also adapt to future location conditions. 

Photo credits: John Pawson

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