The Milan Design Week is not just about visiting the fair and running between the installations at Fuorisalone, but is also about taking part into special events. Such as the one I am talking about today here in the blog.
In fact, during the last Milan Design Week I enjoyed a dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Milan together with one of the most successful Australian architects, Rob Mills, his team and other international journalists.
The event was particularly interesting to me from two different points of view: both for its special location and for the projects developed by the architectural practice, which have been showcased during the event.
1/ location and dinner
Contraste is a Michelin starred restaurant in the Milan city centre, known for its experimental gastronomic fare which fuses the cuisine of different cultures into one inspired menu. Its owner and Michelin-starred chef is Matias Perdomo, originally from Uruguay and known for his cutting edge and creative food.
The dinner is a true design experience, both for the food and for the location.
Every single dish matches taste in a radically new way and in an amazing presentation. The restaurant setting is modern with a retro mood: it preserves some elements of the original architecture, which once was a fur showroom, alongside with new elements and artworks.
|| If you are looking for more places where to have dinner in Milan, have a look at our Milan Design Guide here
2/ Rob Mills projects
As I was saying on top, the event was also a great opportunity to get in touch with RMA studio and his architectures.
Rob Mills projects are always inspired and connected to nature, by the amazing Australian landscapes. The link with Australian great land is also the main topic of The Search, the new short film by RMA officially launched at Contraste’s event. Nature, in fact, is always the starting point of RMA projects: the practice, in fact, searches for rare and unique land to satisfy the client’s needs, a service not commonly offered by other practices and fundamental to the RMA methodology.
Rob Mills aesthetics match nature with luxury, with a signature use of drama, curves, lines, light and a reflection of the qualities of the land.
Enjoy some of the latest projects in these galleries.
Ocean House, courtesy of Rob Mills Architects
Stuart Street, courtesy of Rob Mills Architects