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35 GRAMMI | cornetteria cafeteria by NINE associati; Italy

Italian architecture firm NINE designed the first “croissant – cafè” of the commercial area of Frosinone. Just a 45 sq.m. space in which color and branding underline the strategic dualism of the client.

In a country like Italy – where consuming croissants is almost linked to cappuccino – the request of their client to create the first hybrid cafè in the city, where a croissanterie and a cafè merged into the same “two-faced space” was the starting point for the brand-identity and for the interior design.

35 GRAMMI was designed as a place able to expresses a new way of conceiving the service and hospitality, thinking of a space that was daily giving a double answer, from early morning to night.

The furnishings – quite all designed by NINE and tailor made by local companies chosen among the excellence of the territory – blend with the interior design, the color of the walls and the graphics (also designed by NINE), creating a visual continuity of surfaces and a game of volumes that allows to enliven and visually empty the space making it seem wider.

What makes this project one-of-a-kind?

Italian architecture firm NINE designed 35 grammi: the first “croissant – cafè” of the commercial area of Frosinone.
Just a 45 sq.m. space daily giving a double answer, from early morning to night.
Furnishings, graphics, and the company branding has been all designed by NINE and tailor made by local companies chosen among the excellence of the territory.

About the authors

NINE is an Italian multidisciplinary architecture firm specializing in interior architecture, retail and product design. Founded by Paolo Emilio Bellisario, Emilia Caffo and Matteo Di Sora NINE was born from the partial merger of NOUMENA and ZO-loft, award-winning collective whose works had been exposed and published worldwide are as also documented by most important specialized magazines and copious publications.

NINE believes in melting complementary know-how and expertise, in order to let a project itself to have a multi-layered structure, retained necessary to work across the indefinite boundaries of architecture, art and design.

Winner of the “Lazio Creativo” Award 2018. Invited for “White in the City” curated by Giulio Cappellini, NINE are selected by ADI Lazio to represent the Region at the MDW16 and are among the 40 Italian firms selected for the “PROSSIMO FUTURO” exhibition, curated by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi and Monica A.G. Scanu.

They deal with architecture, product design, graphics, consulting and art direction for companies and events.

They are curator of the Pecha Kucha Night Frosinone and partner of Fri3nd a.p.s. a non-profit association for social development.

Text provided by the authors of the project.

Credits

Interior
NINE associati; Paolo Emilio Bellisario, Emilia Caffo, Matteo Di Sora
Collaborator: Sara Sarandrea

Client
BABI srl

Year of completion
2018

Location
Frosinone, Italy

Total area
45 m2

Photos
Alessandro Zompanti

Project Partners

OK Atelier s.r.o., MALANG s.r.o.

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