Coffee with Dimore Studio

The Milan design studio Dimore – named scènes d’intérieur 2014 designer of the year – creates the Elle Decoration café scenography, Hall 7. Around the theme of ‘60s Berlin, Pina Bausch and her Müller Café, come enjoy a gourmet break in a space as precious and unique as the pages of the magazine.

© Stefano Galuzzi

© Stefano Galuzzi

Let’s talk !

What inspired you for the café’s scenario?

A memory of Berlin in the 1960’s in general and particularly that of German choreographer Pina Bausch. We based our idea on Café Müller, one of her major dance pieces that takes place among disorganized bistrot chairs and tables. We reinterpreted this scenography by creating a permeable structure,
a metallic trellis that is also the main facade and lets the indoors and outdoors communicate. Inside, the visitor is immersed in an industrial atmosphere illuminated by neon beams of light. The mirrors table, part ephemeral architecture, part “ruins”, are inspired by the installations of Oscar Tuazon, an American artist living in France.

What is the role of materials in your creation?

The silk seat covers liven up this metallic universe with flashes of colors while evoking a certain poetry. The floral carpet is a nod at 80’s hotels. As for the insulation covering the walls, it came from our admiration for the Italian artist Rudolf Stingel. In 2013, he covered the atrium of the Palazzo Grassi in Venice from floor to ceiling with an Afghan kilim. Another artistic homage: the metal counter at the entrance that plays hide-and-seek
with the wooden stools is inspired by Austrian artist Hans Kupelwieser. Metal, wood, fabric… there are thousands of ways to juxtapose anonymous elements
and create precious compositions.

Studio Dimore – scènes d’intérieur designers, 2014

The interior design agency, based in Milan was created in 2005 by Emiliano Salci from Tuscany and Britt Moran from America. This exceptional pair, with a fondness for weaves with decorative references to the past, rework them in a contemporary light. The company’s Vintage chic signature has a cult following.

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