Taglio

Photos by Michele Nastasi
rgastudio, Michele Nastasi · Taglio
Photo by Michele Nastasi. © rgastudio.

Taglio is located in Milan, at number 10 via Vigevano. On the ground floor of a typically Milanese block of flats with communal balconies, it is just a few feet away from the Navigli canals.
The idea was to create a multifunctional space where a restaurant, a food shop, a bar and a café could coexist – a place designed to be bustling all day long, where customers could indulge in the ritual of coffee drinking or enjoying gourmet food.

rgastudio, Michele Nastasi · Taglio
Photo by Michele Nastasi. © rgastudio.

The shop, part of the restaurant tables and the café’s large counter are located in the first room. Vast, brickwork arches lead to the second room, with its open-plan kitchen.

rgastudio, Michele Nastasi · Taglio
Photo by Michele Nastasi. © rgastudio.

The interior design suggests the aftermath of an earthquake within the perimeter of the building. The walls have been stripped of their thick plasterwork, thus revealing the old, brick, load-bearing structures beneath. Fastened to them, poles of Kotò wood connected by iron joints form a dense framework that reminds us of security scaffolding. This modular structure runs along the entire interior perimeter, providing ample display space.
A patchwork of blackboards covers the entire counter. From a long, cedar-wood bar the staff can be seen at work in the kitchen. The opposite wall is decorated with drawings by the food illustrator Gianluca Biscalchin. Globe light-bulbs attached to a dense network of copper tubes illuminate the rooms.

rgastudio, Michele Nastasi · Taglio
Photo by Michele Nastasi. © rgastudio.

rgastudio, Michele Nastasi · Taglio
Photo by Michele Nastasi. © rgastudio.
rgastudio, Michele Nastasi · Taglio
Photo by Michele Nastasi. © rgastudio.
rgastudio, Michele Nastasi · Taglio
Photo by Michele Nastasi. © rgastudio.
rgastudio, Michele Nastasi · Taglio
Photo by Michele Nastasi. © rgastudio.
rgastudio, Michele Nastasi · Taglio
Photo by Michele Nastasi. © rgastudio.
rgastudio, Michele Nastasi · Taglio
Photo by Michele Nastasi. © rgastudio.
rgastudio, Michele Nastasi · Taglio
Photo by Michele Nastasi. © rgastudio.
rgastudio, Michele Nastasi · Taglio
Photo by Michele Nastasi. © rgastudio.
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