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Vudafieri-Saverino Crafts Second Dry Milano Location

Will Speros • January 11, 2018

Milanese architecture firm Vudafieri-Saverino Partners has completed work on the second outpost of the contemporary Italian concept Dry Milano in the heart of the city. Paying homage to old-fashioned dining and social traditions of Milan, the restaurant reinterprets original period styles through a modern lens.

Thirteen windows line the façade of the restaurant, which aims to eliminate all filters between the staff and the diners in its design. Despite a few classical notes, the pizzeria departs from other aesthetic traditions and swaps in artwork in place of TVs and disguises its pizza oven. The wooden floors contrast the original, unfinished walls, while simplified table designs pay homage to Italian designer Aldo Cibic. In addition to colorful ceramics, brass accents dress everything from furniture to light fixtures.

A cocktail station welcomes visitors along with three atolls and communal tables. A bar comfortably interrupts the central nave to choreograph guests in an S-shape as they move between the dining room and bar area. Upcycled light fixtures are also installed with recycled incandescent bulbs, which accentuate more colorful details like garden garlands.