February 3, 2011

Porro Designs Showcased at the Restaurant at the Teatro Sociale in Como

18.13 La Cucina Del Teatro, the new restaurant at the Teatro Sociale in Como, showcases Porro designs.  Porro is the Italian furniture design brand founded in Brianza.  Recognized all over the world for its immediately identifiable style and the high quality of its designs.

Pure volumes, pale colors with touches of red and the minimal design of Porro have been chosen for 18.13 La Cucina Del Teatro.  The restaurant is connected to the theatre via a bright red corridor which leads to the counter of the bar, and opens into an attractive star motif.  18.13 La Cucina Del Teatro is distinguished by a pleasant double-height dining area entirely furnished with the latest designs by Porro.

Fractal square tables with white painted aluminum structure and matte moon white lacquered high resistance top and Neve white natural stained ash chairs with a minimalist purity have been chosen for the space on the ground floor. The ground floor courtyard allows for outdoor dining during the milder months. Dining on the upper floor benefits from the warmth of natural woods and suffused lighting.

For larger groups, an initial environment is devised. The space is furnished with the Synapsis table with white structure and moon white glossy lacquered top and Neve armchairs, chosen here in the black stained ash finish.  Among the new creations by Piero Lissoni, Neve reinterprets the classic wooden chair in a contemporary style.  While the supporting structure is characterized by a layout of clear lines of various thicknesses, slightly inclined, giving it a pleasantly aerodynamic quality. The roundness of the spindle legs, the slight curve of the back, and the suspended seat soften its figure.  The scene is lit by two pendant Shadow Light lamps by Swedish designers, Front.  When turned off they have a tidy and minimal design, in tune with the furnishing brand that has made elegant formal simplicity its calling card.  However, thanks to their special "double skin" lampshade, and external white diffuser that conceals a chrome semi-dome inside studded with holes of various diameters, for a system of shadows and multiple reflections. Once turned on the pendants are covered in dots, projecting a fun and charming dotted motif throughout the room, a cascade of little bubbles to make the air more sparkling.

Another common area then proceeds into the two environments with vaulted ceilings overhanging the space below.  Here white Fractal square tables are accompanied by Neve black stained ash chairs. On the walls, the Endless Shelf bookcase in the 'carbone' oak finish with black aluminum joints and low feet. With its fun square shape designed by Werner Aisslinger, it satisfies the storage needs of the dining room.


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