A new harmony comes to Armani/Nobu in Milan, a meeting place for a sophisticated international clientele enjoying the pleasures of fine dining.
The colourful design and materials underline the spaciousness of the restaurant, and close attention was paid to the 380 square metres of entrance hall, with its large bar and smoking area; the outside terrace, looking over Via Pisoni right in the centre of Milan, lightly extends the lounge area outwards.
On the first floor, measuring 280 square metres, the focus is on the new sushi bar, lying in the centre of the space and visible from the staircase, with its precious champagne coloured metal panels.
These structural variations are enhanced by a design, which makes the most of the textures and body of the materials, blending the typical Armani colour palette with warm, sensual shades. The floor is paved with large wood-effect slabs, in classic “Armani greige”, laid in a herring-bone pattern. The pale marmorino walls are dotted with moiré effect light panels, with dark wood profiles, alternated with natural coloured woven matting.
The Japanese inspiration, destructured to abstraction, can be found in the wooden beams decorating the ceilings and the careful, delicate lighting, decorated walls and just a hint on the tables.
A special edition of the Hack lamp in Murano glass from the Armani/Casa collection, fills the space with a unique, special atmosphere. Even the armchairs evoke distant Oriental sensation, with their enveloping, curved solid wood backrests. Exclusive fabrics, selected by Giorgio Armani, are used for the seating, alternating different decorative patterns in sunny shades of orange.
Armani/Nobu thus confirms its attraction as a special trait d’union between chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s cuisine and the hallmark quality of the Armani brand. After restyling, the new layout seats 130 on the ground floor, maintaining the smoking area and the climate-controlled wine cellar, with room for 100 more upstairs, around the sushi bar.