A three panelled screen called Mirage by Celestino is placed at the threshold of the Tea Room. The seat coverings are in bordeaux velvet by I Clerici Tappezzieri

Left: The confectionery is lit up with Opyo lamps designed by Cristina Celestino for Italian lighting company Kundalini. The Oasi wallcovering in silk from Misha depicts oversized raspberries, enhanced by embroidery, chromatic bands and small metallic patterns ; Right: A three panelled screen called Mirage by Celestino is placed at the threshold of the Tea Room. The seat coverings are in bordeaux velvet by I Clerici Tappezzieri

Left: Nemours striped fabric, in the display case, is made on an antique loom from the 1800s ; Right: Dessert at Cafe Cucchi

Opyo collection of lamps by Kundalini

Opyo collection of lamps by Kundalini

Caffè Concerto Cucchi

Dessert at Caffè Concerto Cucchi

Stripes chairs by Et al. furnish the outdoor seating area, and are paired with Canditi tables with marble inlay tops, crafted by Celestino and made by Budri

EDIDA winner Cristina Celestino, founder of Attico Design, reinvents the historic Caffè Concerto Cucchi in Milan

by Aneesha Bhadri Nov 12, 2019 Imagine a space frequented by the best creative minds of a generation, gathering for a coffee, small bites and decadent pastries. That’s the kind of patronage Caffè Concerto enjoyed. Founded in 1936, the eatery offered drinks, nibbles and sweet treats to the tunes of a Spanish ensemble that played the latest dance music from America. The confectionery—also known as Pasticceria Cucchi after its founders Luigi and Vittorina Cucchi—has been an iconic Milanese landmark for decades. For its new avatar, Italian architect and designer Cristina Celestino reimagined it as an urban oasis replete with eclectic references that draw from the historic café chantant, the delicate artistry of pastry making. The interior features curated pieces, which embrace the traditional setting of the shop, and a fresh look for everything from carpeting to packaging. The Tea Room, which is the heart of the space, houses an impressive palm tree lit by pod like, blown glass lamps. The Oasi silk wallcovering from Misha in the backdrop combines embroidery and metallic surfaces, while the tops of the Canditi tables in the outdoor area are made with precious inlays of multihued marble. Modern interventions, with a touch of surrealism, elevate the classic Milanese allure of the pastry shop.
Website: www.cristinacelestino.com

Opyo collection of lamps by Kundalini

Opyo collection of lamps by Kundalini

Caffè Concerto Cucchi

Dessert at Caffè Concerto Cucchi

Stripes chairs by Et al. furnish the outdoor seating area, and are paired with Canditi tables with marble inlay tops, crafted by Celestino and made by Budri