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IN A VAULT BENEATH MILAN’S CENTRAL STATION, THIS POP-UP BAR/ RESTAURANT BROUGHT FUN AND FASHION TO THE SALONE DE MOBILE.
BY VILMA BARR
New York City-based architect David Rockwell and lighting designer Paul Gregory mixed art and humor with a big
colorful scoop of technology for The Diner at the 2018 Milan Furniture Fair in Italy. With a design theme that celebrated the iconic American diner, this temporary eatery became one of event’s biggest hits.
Annually staged in April, the renowned furniture fair a racts an estimated 435,000 visitors, swelling Milan’s population by 30 percent. A endees’ schedules are packed with appointments to view the displays of 1,840 exhibitors and the opportunity to participate in any of the 1,370 events available.
Dubbed “The Diner,” this pop-up dining and entertainment experience
A blend of lounge furniture as well as dining tables and chairs enliven the colorful Diner pop-up venue.
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