PECK CITY LIFE

Delicatessen, restaurant, wine bar, cocktail bar 

Milan
2018
Client: 
Peck

Peck CityLife is located in a 300m² organically-shaped pavilion in Piazza Tre Torri, central in relation to the entrance to the Shopping District and the architecture which is symbolic of the new city. Here, Peck is introducing a new restaurant formula, who theme is delicatessen eating.  A central role in defining the overall picture of these meanings in a single message, is played by the interior design, which has been entrusted to Vudafieri-Saverino Partners. The studio defined a concept capable of expressing the fundamental features of Peck’s historic identity, bringing it into a design which is at once timeless and highly contemporary. It is, first and foremost, a project of “designing relationships”, namely those between different people and times. The interior design was structured so as to provide a narrative continuity throughout the different areas to create a fluid relationship between the delicatessen, restaurant, wine bar and cocktail bar. Four places which differ in their function and relationship with the public, but which all make for a unique experience. The space pays tribute to post-war Milan, the reconstruction, the economic miracle, the hard work and vision of the Milanese - the Milan in which the legend of Peck established itself - without making the place didactic. Subliminal, rather than explicit, messages of a sober yet bold Milanese character. The aim was to create an environment rich with symbolic elements to reconcile Peck’s historical identity with its more modern and contemporary dimension. A bridge between the tradition of fine dining and the new city.The iconic materials of Peck, such as wood, black iron and copper, have been reinterpreted in a contemporary way; even in the kitchen, the white and blue tiles from the kitchens of via Spadari have been reused.

PROJECT 
Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, Claudio Saverino e Tiziano Vudafieri

DESIGN TEAM 
Simona Quadri, Anna Petrata, Alessandra Bottiroli, Nicolò Spina

PHOTO 
Santi Caleca