Carlo e Camilla in Segheria — Milan, Italy
Michelin-starred chef Carlo Cracco and art director Tanja Solci have joined forces to create Carlo e Camilla in Segheria, the latest addition to Milan’s fertile restaurant scene, housed in a defunct sawmill acquired by Solci’s grandparents in the 1930s. The soaring structure’s brick and raw cement bones give the space a pared back, industrial look - a foil for the otherwise super-polished dining experience. Designed by Solci, the interior features two long cross-configuration tables that seat 65 in a communal arrangement, plus antique chandeliers, Richard Ginori tableware and Cappellini chairs (including Jasper Morrison’s ’Tate Colour’ and AG Fronzoni’s ’Fronzoni 1964’). Pieces by Ron Arad and Ross Lovegrove - part of Solci’s personal collection - animate the indoor space as well as the garden. The food is top tier, but wrung of the pretension that swirls around Cracco’s other Milanese establishment. Here, the mood is cool, and there is just as much reason to come for an excellent aperetif or dopocena as there is for the delicious dinners.