1. Home
  2. Award 2022
  3. Hospitality
  4. AYU ASIAN DINING, four ingredients to reinterprets the urban aesthetic

AYU ASIAN DINING, four ingredients to reinterprets the urban aesthetic

Maurizio Lai

Hospitality  /  Completed
Maurizio Lai

Profiled glass, natural stone, steel mesh and paste-dyed panels are the four ingredients that give rise to the Ayu project, a fusion restaurant in Milan. Shades of gray and blue come to life thanks to a pervasive lighting project, of a purely architectural character, enriched by large iconic pendants. The design concept reinterprets the urban aesthetic, through a simplification of the decorative language and embellishment of the furnishing materials. Ayu presents itself to the public as an abstract three-dimensional painting, in which the grooves of the translucent profiled glass diffuse the light like brush strokes. In the background, the coverings in printed Brazilian granite, the cement resin of the floors and the large dark contrasting panels. On the ceiling, a glossy lacquered fir wood cladding with exposed grain desaturates the color palette, while the dark mirrors on the walls amplify the architecture of the most confined spaces. The custom furniture project is completed by unusual service tables, with a luminous profile, linked according to different heights and enveloping armchairs, with a neutral color. ITA: Vetro profilato, pietra naturale, reti in acciaio e pannelli tinti in pasta sono i quattro ingredienti che danno origine al progetto di Ayu, ristorante fusion, a Milano. Sfumature di grigio e di blu prendono vita grazie a un progetto luminoso pervasivo, di carattere prettamente architettonico, arricchite da pendenti iconici di grandi dimensioni. Il design concept reinterpreta l’estetica urban, attraverso un’operazione di semplificazione del linguaggio decorativo e di impreziosimento dei materiali di arredo. Ayu si presenta al pubblico come un quadro tridimensionale astratto, in cui le scanalature del vetro profilato traslucido diffondono la luce come tratti di pennello. Sullo sfondo i rivestimenti in granito brasiliano stampato, la resina cementizia dei pavimenti e le grandi pannellature scure a contrasto. Al soffitto un rivestimento in legno abete laccato lucido con venatura a vista desatura la palette di colori, mentre i rivestimenti in specchio scuro amplificano l’architettura degli spazi più ristretti, Completano il progetto di arredo custom, tavoli di servizio inusuali, dal profilo luminoso, concatenati secondo diverse altezze e le poltroncine avvolgenti, dal colore neutro.

Credits

 Milano
 11/2021
 470
 1500000
 Lai Studio - Maurizio Lai Architects
 Design & Direction: Maurizio Lai - Design Development, Project Management: Matteo Guidetti, Matteo Bonfanti
 Flos, Kerakoll, Calligaris, CEA Design, Valcromat, FUDA Marmi
 Andrea Martiradonna

Curriculum

Architect and designer, Maurizio Lai began his career designing for television, entertainment and fashion.
He studied in Venice and Milan, where he established his studio, conceived as a development of constant synergies between architecture and design, determining the creative imprint and the intense emotional effect of its creations.
Prolific interpreter of an original contemporary aesthetic, his work is defined by an instinctive approach, which is naturally reflected in his creations, where light has always played a fundamental role, anticipating times and trends. Hospitality and Retail are the scene of an expressive research, which manifests itself in the built environment as a visual impact and creation of experience, moving more delicately into private residential design.
Alongside his professional activity, he collaborates with prestigious training institutions, such as the Politecnico di Milano and SPD, promoting the culture of excellence in design.

https://www.laistudio.com

Community Wish List Special Prize

Contribuisci con il tuo voto

Registrati o Accedi
per esprimere il tuo voto

Tag
#Shortlisted #Italia  #Milano  #Acciaio  #Pietra  #Vetro  #Ristorante  #Maurizio Lai 

© Maggioli SpA • THE PLAN • Via del Pratello 8 • 40122 Bologna, Italy • T +39 051 227634 • P. IVA 02066400405 • ISSN 2499-6602 • E-ISSN 2385-2054