Paper Moon, Milan by AB Concept

You can now escape to the secret haven that is Paper Moon Giardino – the highly-anticipated flagship restaurant of the world-renowned brand – offers a secret escape for Milanese and international crowds in the heart of The Golden Rectangle.

The restaurant has now been revealed and is a thoughtfully curated interior created by design duo Ed Ng and Terence Ngan of AB Concept.Paper Moon Giardino_Milan_Interiors by AB Concept5 webPaper Moon Giardino is housed within a 200-year old mansion in Palazzo Reina that has recently been restored to its former glory – the original features and neoclassical façade have been preserved to honour the architectural value of its surroundings.

For the interiors, AB Concept has taken inspiration from the area’s eclectic history and architecture to create an elegant and calming sanctuary within bustling Milan. Contrasting the elaborate features associated with the traditional Paper Moon brand, AB Concept introduced subtle colour palettes and fresh motifs, with an overall design that is intended to reflect an intimate home with comfort and tranquillity. Light greys complemented by a distinctive green replace dark and bold features to inspire a calm and peaceful environment for Milan’s fashion elite walking straight off the catwalk.PAPERMOON_12 copy web

“We wanted guests to leave with a memorable experience, and a cosy space that feels like a private residence. Paper Moon Giardino is a true testament and homage to the former mansion. Guests are invited to ‘check in’ at any time throughout the day, so it was important that we created a versatile yet sophisticated space.”

– Ed Ng, Co-Founder and Principal at AB Concept

Paper Moon Giardino_Milan_Interiors by AB Concept6 webBlending seamlessly with the historic features, contemporary lighting from AB Concept’s FLUX collection, created in partnership with world-renowned contemporary glassware manufacturer Lasvit, feature throughout the restaurant. Taking inspiration from the beaming light reflections emitted from waves and traces left by receding tides, the lamp fills the space with mood and warmth.

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