Studiopepe is a design agency founded in Milan, in 2006, by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto. Studiopepe’s focus is on design and research through the use of a multidisciplinary approach: this includes interior design (retail, hotels, private commissions), product design and creative consulting.
Cafezal is the latest interior design work by them. Is a micro gourmet roastery a coffee shop, a blend of Brazilian heritage and Italian lifestyle, has been recently opened in the Milanese Brera District marking what seems the opening of Italy to the third wave coffee culture that has been growing in the past years everywhere.
The roastery has been re-interpreted by Studiopepe as a post-modernist space characterized by a strong yet extremely refined urban atmosphere. Last century’s Milanese cafes’ atmosphere finds here a more contemporary version defined by the palette deep blue walls and dusty pink seating palette. Black and white terrazzo tabletop and the ribbed paneling add a sense of dynamism to the place.
The curved lines of all the design elements grant softness that welcomes and invites customers for a longer compared to the traditional Italian coffee break.
Natural references are present in several elements, like woodgrain-printed wallpaper or the Millennium panels by Cleaf, whose finish reproduces the extreme smoothness and homogeneity of the composition of the spruce.