Milan, Italy

If you are at the Galleria d’Italia in Piazza della Scala in Milan, you must enjoy a new gastronomic experience. The one that only Vòce – a café, restaurant-bistrot and bookshop designed by Architect Michele De Lucchi – can provide. Vòce is run by the famous starred restaurant Aimo e Nadia and has chosen Ifi Contract for the structures, furnishings and food & beverage technologies.

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Name of the project Vòce
City Milan, Italy
Location Gallerie d'Italia
Architect Michele De Lucchi - Studio aMDL (Milano)
Client Banca Intesa Sanpaolo
Type of the project Commercial catering industry
Superface 145 mq
Materials used
  • Botticino marble for the flooring and the entrance staircase
  • Metal, glass and mirror structure for the kitchen
  • Soft cell panels
  • Nero Marquina marble and pewter for the counter in the bistrot area
  • Oak wood for the bookshelves and drinks display
Technologies used
  • Kvadrat Soft cells
  • Ifi technology for food & beverage refrigeration
Supplies Et al. seats and tables

Project history

Ifi Contract and Vòce by Aimo e Nadia.

Located in one of Milan’s most prestigious corners, Piazza della Scala, within the Gallerie D’Italia, Ifi has inaugurated Vòce – a café, restaurant-bistrot and bookshop dedicated to hospitality and food – run by the famous starred restaurant Aimo e Nadia. Vòce can be reached from the piazza and via Manzoni. At the entrance, a marble corner staircase will lead you to the counter, from where the perspective emphasises the monumental entrance and adjacent halls. The large shelves behind the counter – made of black marble and pewter – showcases objects and products of the café. The restaurant hall includes a laboratory/kitchen with glass walls framed in a metal structure. The bookshop is on the right and is the cornerstone between the museum and the conviviality area. This area combines the curiosity for books and a relaxing visit to the museum. You can breathe the twentieth-century atmosphere in every room, in full harmony with the building and exhibition spaces. An atmosphere that hints at the splendour of the Milanese bourgeoisie of the nineteenth century with its large rooms, both in extension and in height, decorated false ceilings, mighty stone columns, and the flooring made of Botticino marble and parquet. The lighting is soft with emphasis on the staircase, counter and tables. The kitchens are at the centre of an ideal stage where culinary culture takes in the scene. Vòce is a unique yet non-exclusive place that treasures the history of Milan. Its interiors perfectly blend with the surrounding beauty of the piazza, La Scala, Palazzo Piermarini, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Gallerie d’Italia, the portraits, sculptures, and precious objects.

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