D’O is the Michelin-star restaurant from Davide Oldani in San Pietro all’Olmo, Cornaredo, a few kilometers from the city of Milan.
The restaurant, designed with the help of his friend Piero Lissoni, with its wide windows that look out on piazza della Chiesa with its majestic elm tree, a symbol of the city, and surrounded by vases of herbs from his Foo’d brand and from the Red Forest of Velasco Vitali.
Dishes like Cipolla Caramellata e Battuta as a starter made him well-known around the world to the point of becoming a case study at Harvard University for his Pop Cuisine philosophy.
Being Pop, for Davide Oldani, means being attainable to many people, highlighting the concept of accessibility.
The objective is to bring as many people as possible to good food by respecting the ingredients and seasonality in a simple way and with the highest quality.
The restaurant, developed on two floors, presents different areas named for the spaces of a home: the dinette in front of the open kitchen that faces the chef’s table is the living room, veranda, studio, cellar…
As not only a chef but also an inventor, Davide Oldani designed the silverware, tables, chairs and linens.
His design is rational and functional.
The chairs, designed by him, have a shelf for bags and spaces for cell phones and are made of elm wood, as is the chef’s table, which was obtained from excess pieces of wood and fused together with veins of transparent resin.
His talent for design has shaped the plates and complementary pieces like all of the cutlery, a one-piece wonder, which is a spoon, fork and knife in one.
D’O is not just a restaurant but a laboratory of ideas, where pop cuisine is wed with art and design.
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