Filo Art Bar — Milan, Italy
Italian design firm MAR Office were given the simple brief to create a multipurpose space with an unobtrusive cafe that was open to the public. In this understated space, the focal point is the cuboid-shaped bar with a vertically shifting screen element that allows the counter to completely disappear under its cover. The café serves coffee and snacks through the afternoon, but the focus shifts to cocktails later in the evening. The space functions frequently as an art gallery, befitting the surrounding Navigli area, which is quickly becoming a bohemian hotbed for young creatives.