restaurant with oriental fusion cuisine in the Porta Romana district
The architect has created a completely original environment: a concept that mixes the flavor of twentieth-century Milanese interiors with oriental pop suggestions.
The starting idea was to imagine the Milan of 2049 under the banner of FVSION: a neologism formed by the words fusion and vision. The designer has imagined a dystopian future in which local tradition meets distant traditions, creating a new and unprecedented hybrid.
The inspiration is clearly Blade Runner, a 1982 cinematic masterpiece directed by Ridley Scott and based on the science fiction novels by Philip K. Dick. In the film, in a dark and foggy atmosphere, a Los Angeles full of androids and dominated by Asian culture was imagined.
The restaurant room is a mix between the style of 20th century Milanese bourgeois houses and a Chinese bazaar, with colored neon lights and vibrant signs. The main reference is the work of Piero Portaluppi (1888-1967), one of the masters of Milanese design. The unmistakable lozenge ceilings by Portaluppi, visible in two of his masterpieces – Villa Necchi Campiglio and Casa Corbellini-Wassermann today Galleria Massimodecarlo – are taken up and transformed into a retro-futuristic decoration through the insertion of colored LEDs which, as the nuances, change the mood of the space.
Another important reference to twentieth-century architecture is the extensive use of marble-effect surfaces. Coatings that interpret the stone materials have been both laid on the ground and to cover the supporting columns. The environment is embellished with custom furnishings and upholstered furniture with velvet upholstery and a brass structure.
Change of language, but without any loss of coherence, for the bar area. The lacquered red counter winks at China and stands out against a dark blue background. The same relaxing color chosen as the base for the walls.