A 19th-century hat factory turned into a pizzeria in the centre of Monza A 19th-century hat factory turned into a pizzeria in the centre of Monza
Architecture

A 19th-century hat factory turned into a pizzeria in the centre of Monza

Written by Redazione |

09 August 2017

Evolution, Research, Relevance (in Italian Evoluzione, Ricerca, Attinenza).

It may sound like an advertising slogan, but actually, it is the acronym of ERA Pizza Gourmet, the architectural redevelopment carried out by Studio Mabb

It is a former 19th-century hat factory in the old centre of Monza, which has been turned into a restaurant. Recently, it has drawn the attention of media and customers because of its odd and new function. The structure is still perfectly divided into several small rooms on different floors, a typical element of industrial buildings of that period.

The large but cosy space develops around the open plan kitchen, which is separated from the main room by a handmade structure of iron and wired glass. The inspiration always comes from the original function of the complex.

The rooms are characterised by these metal structures falling from above, i.e. box lamps made of brass stretching from the skylights.

The ceramic coating of the bar area and a strip of natural iron in the main room create reflections and contrasts, a nice effect that embellishes the place and makes it cosy.

The walls of the different rooms have undergone a process to reveal the 19th-century bricks, showing the basic structure and stressing the vintage look of the whole building.

The light effect created by the works of art on the walls - a mix of burgundy silk cables and brass disks - has a spectacular impact on the location: customers feel as if they were stars within a constellation. 

The bespoke furniture gives this comfortable environment a touch of class.

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