Pastilles at Bar Basso

Tacchini isn’t just culture, it’s glamour. And this is also part of our Savoir-Faire. Creating atmosphere and beauty for people to enjoy is an exciting mission that requires tirelesscreativity and a touch of healthy madness. But when you are onto the right idea, developing it is a pleasure and also fun.

To present the new Pastilles collection by Studiopepe, a renowned interior and product design studio in Milan formed by Arianna Lelli Mami and Chiara Di Pinto, we devised an event that was different, with a hint of Milanese lifestyle and a nostalgic play on style. We sought out a location that was unusual yet had a high design content. We are talking about Bar Basso in Milan. The historic Cocktail Bar, the first American Bar in the city, which in 1947 took the aperitif outside ofluxury hotel lounges and spread the metropolitan custom, creating a huge success that has continued to this day. It’s an essential address for all design world attendees during the week of the Salone furniture fair, whether enthusiasts or professionals, who between a Negroni sbagliato and a Rossini, (which were invented here), have always met up here to compare ideas and share stories and friendships.

“Pastilles lounge chairs, poufs and coffee tables, inspired by the glamour of 70s clubs and dressed for the event in a palette of mid-tones, which match with precious fur and leather surfaces”

Ph. courtesy Delfino Sisto Legnani

There could be no better backdrop to present the sophisticated collection of Pastilles lounge chairs, poufs and coffee tables, inspired by the glamour of 70s clubs and dressed for the event in a palette of mid-tones, which match with precious fur and leather surfaces and play with the rich patterns of the Dedar fabrics chosen for the occasion.  The installation will create a refined ’70s atmosphere, in which lounge chairs, poufs and coffee tables in smooth rounded shapes will welcome visitors to enjoy a moment of pleasant relaxation.

The interpretation of the product in this space transforms the classic bucket seat armchair, which is revisited in a contemporary key through a sinuous shell that contains the seat and adds comfort to the design, blending it into the environment through the choice of colours, shapes and finishes. It is finished off with a family of coherent shapes for the poufs and coffee tables in different sizes, demonstrating the versatility of the collection, which can be used either as a system or as individual piece of furniture.

The event planned for the presentation of Pastilles at Bar Basso will be the scenic, tangible demonstration of Tacchini’s response to the requirements demanded by the new concept ofcontemporary, global hospitality, in particular with hotels all over the world seeking to create a pleasant, comfortable and cosy atmosphere where guests “feel at home”.

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