Prisma Designs the Wine Room for Ristorante Andrea Aprea

In the center of Milan, on the top floor of the Luigi Rovati Foundation, is the double Michelin-starred Ristorante Andrea Aprea, a haute gastronomy project where the relationship between memories and taste is explored and where design plays a primary role, as evidenced by the precious wine room designed by Prisma, a Veneto-based company with more than 40 years of experience in the world of mass catering.

Ristorante Andrea Aprea 

The interior design of the restaurant, by architect Flaviano Capriotti, was conceived to create a path of knowledge and surprise, in a continuous alternation between light and dark, as in the dialogue between the black bucchero surfaces and the long glass path to give a sense of theatrical intensity to the space.

The same architectural firm also designed the Caffè Bistrot, overlooking the inner courtyard of the starred restaurant, a space whose offerings aim to satisfy patrons at all hours of the day, with richness in the raw materials and all the creative flair typical of the Neapolitan chef.

Il Caffè Bistrot offers a narrative developed around a palette of neutral tones and an undisputed predominance of wood juxtaposed in multiple finishes and processes, from natural to stained, blond and burnt, smooth and canned, to give rise to a warm envelope, without excess, that welcomes guests while not saturating the atmosphere.

Prisma Wine Room for Ristorante Andrea Aprea

The restaurant covers an area of 400 square meters, with 36 place settings spread over eight tables facing directly onto the kitchen, which is completely open. The highlight is the Prisma wine room, a walk-in area seamless with the dining room, where guests are free to admire the 650 labels from all over the world, on display.

An incredibly valuable collection, for which it was necessary to create specific modules in terms of size and technical characteristics, which were able to perfectly preserve the bottles and at the same time enhance their presence.

The glass doors of the wine room show refrigerated stainless steel compartments, divided into shelves of different heights and enhanced by a specially designed lighting system, which highlights the labels by elevating them to decorative elements. Internal ventilation then allows a more uniform distribution of temperature, which is of fundamental importance not only for the proper storage of bottles, but also and especially for their tasting. Finally, refrigerated compartments have been allocated in the lower part of the columns for the storage of water bottles and other beverages.

Prisma for Caffè Bistrot

Caffè Bistrot, on the ground floor, welcomes its guests in a more informal space, with twenty-two covers to which another 12 are added in the outdoor area overlooking the building’s secret garden. The view is directly connected to the interior design, as if framed, thanks in part to the large perimeter windows.

Here, too, Prisma contributed with the creation of display cases, refrigerated and heated, for storing labels and some of the café’s sweet and savory offerings. Complements of understated elegance, which go well with the timeless sophistication of Capriotti’s design.


Prisma Designs the Wine Room for Ristorante Andrea Aprea

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