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.