Tom Dixon’s The Manzoni is a restaurant the place “all the things is on the market”

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Diners can store from their desk at The Manzoni, a brand new Milan restaurant by Tom Dixon that doubles as a furnishings showroom and the designer’s European headquarters.

The opening of The Manzoni follows Tom Dixon’s transfer final 12 months from west London to the Coal Workplace in King’s Cross, the place the model’s predominant places of work are located, together with a restaurant and showroom.

A granite bar dominates the doorway of the restaurant

“That they had a restaurant on the earlier workplace in London and having moved to King’s Cross, there’s at all times been that factor of getting meals and design collectively,” defined Tom Dixon press officer, Jessica Strutt to Dezeen.

“So with the success of Coal Workplace, now transferring into Europe and having our first footprint right here, we’re doing that related method. It was profitable so we wish to strive it in a distinct location.”

The Manzoni Tom Dixon restaurant interior MilanTom Dixon’s Fats bar stools are organized alongside a wall-hung marble bar

The 100-cover restaurant opens totally in early Could, following a comfortable opening throughout Milan design week, which noticed the area host numerous dinners and events. As soon as it formally opens, diners will be capable of purchase all the things within the area.

“The concept is that all the things is on the market, so desk settings, by way of to candle holders, glassware, furnishings, completely all the things shall be available for purchase,” defined Strutt.

“It is in a hospitality context, so you’ll be able to expertise it after which see it in a reside setting quite than simply being on the shelf.”

The Manzoni Tom Dixon restaurant interior MilanA set of vitrines show Tom Dixon silver and glassware

The design of the inside was accomplished by the inside design arm of Tom Dixon, Design Analysis Studio. Characterised by metallic and marble accents, it permits for “many little alcoves and personal areas”.

The restaurant entrance on Through Manzoni, close to Milan’s well-known Teatro all Scala, is dominated by a rough-hewn granite bar that contrasts with the mint inexperienced ground tiles.

The Manzoni Tom Dixon restaurant interior MilanUpholstered Fats eating chairs are organized round Flash espresso tables

A collection of six wall-hung stainless-steel vitrines to at least one facet of the reception space showcase Dixon’s tea and low pot designs and glass carafes.

A bar space simply past has mint inexperienced and brown tiled partitions and flooring organized in a geometrical sample. Fats eating chairs upholstered in pale gray are positioned round black Flash espresso tables on this area and the bar stool model of the seat seems alongside a raised marble bar that runs the size of the wall.

The Manzoni Tom Dixon restaurant interior MilanThe area is punctuated with stainless-steel cupboards

The primary eating area is a protracted, slender L-shaped room with a pale curtain made with material from Kinnasand’s Unix assortment hanging the size of 1 wall. All through the area, partitions are a moody gray.

Diners sit on the model’s Fats eating chairs upholstered in black boucle material, at a set of Cork tables organized end-to-end in a protracted line.

The Manzoni Tom Dixon restaurant interior MilanA string of opal lights hangs above the eating tables

“It’s extremely monochromatic, which is what we have centered on with the brand new assortment, and likewise with an emphasis on materiality. So the partitions, the tables, the weather of stainless-steel all relate again to that concept,” mentioned Strutt.

“And it is all tied in with the idea of fine meals, and an aesthetic that makes folks snug.”

The Manzoni Tom Dixon restaurant interior MilanThe Jungle room is a multi-purpose showroom and assembly area

A string of Dixon’s spherical Opal lamps, which launched throughout design week this 12 months, cling from the ceiling above the desk in a low, looping curve. Chrome steel cupboards punctuate the wall at numerous factors.

Past the primary eating space is the Jungle room, lit by Dixon’s Spring lamps – flattened globes created from twisted strips of shiny brass – and adorned with standing and hanging crops “to distinction with all of the concrete”.

The Manzoni Tom Dixon restaurant interior MilanThe Jungle room could be arrange for personal dinner events

This area capabilities on the predominant show space for the model’s collections, however could be reconfigured to permit for versatile use: “It is a terrific assembly place for the crew, or to have a cocktail party or one thing,” mentioned Strutt.

The non-public workplace area for Tom Dixon workers is adjoining to the Jungle room.

The Manzoni Tom Dixon restaurant interior MilanThe out of doors courtyard is dominated by the Primavera marble desk

An outside courtyard leads off the Jungle room, with an enormous spherical inexperienced Primavera marble desk surrounded by silver seats on thick bases. Vertically educated crops develop up the partitions.

The Manzoni Tom Dixon restaurant and showroom Milan

Tom Dixon to open everlasting Milan restaurant and showroom The Manzoni

Unisex loos are dominated by two massive mirrors going through each other, punctuated with Spot Floor Obround lights.

A central granite wash basin matches the primary bar, while faucets and water spouts are completed in polished brass. Flooring are marble and black Copper pendant lights by the model cling above the basin.

The Manzoni Tom Dixon restaurant interior MilanA granite wash basin sits centrally within the toilet

As Dixon’s first everlasting outpost outdoors the UK, The Manzoni will enable the British designer to indicate his collections in Milan with out having to stage a week-long exhibition in a rented area.

“After years of doing five-day exhibitions in Milan, we lastly determined that we had sufficient of placing such large vitality into pop-up interventions,” mentioned Dixon, who’s a choose at this 12 months’s Dezeen Awards. “We needed to take a look at alternative ways of being current in Milan.”

 

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