design et al are thrilled to once again announce the shortlist for Studio Tesei for the Bar/ Club/ Lounge Award in the IH&P Awards 2015.
The Hotel Mulino Grande is the result of the transformation of a Sixteenth Century water Mill within the Agricultural South Park of Milan. The project involves both contemporary design and attention to detail, preserving the charm of history and the vitality of nature.
The hotel hosts 21 rooms and suites, meeting rooms, Spa and Il Magiono Restaurant. It is made up of two main blocks, both organized on two levels, which communicate across a central garden open to the surrounding rural landscape. The water mill building built on a bridge over the Soncina Canal hosts a reception room, a lounge, a bar and a restaurant on the ground floor and four suites on the first floor. The lighting design project creates visual comfort and highlights the beauty of the structures, the colures, inspired by the Renaissance paintings, and the contemporary furnishing elements.
The bar and lounge occupy inside areas of the ground floor of the water mill building as well as the front porch and the garden. The pavement is made with old paving stones and cotto tiles. The textile armchairs have been designed by Antonella Tesei in the shape of the iron blades.