Interior architectural design for a regional specialty food shop at Fondo Nizzola in Cavriago (RE)
Fondo Nizzola is a high end, gourmet food shop, specializing in Emilian products such as Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, Lambrusco wine, and balsamic vinegar. Upstairs from the shop is a boutique B&B, plus conference and event spaces, all set in a recently renovated farmhouse overlooking agricultural fields outside the town of Cavriago (RE).
Because of the shop’s geographic isolation from the town center, the personality and character of the interior design needed to draw people in and set it apart from similar farm shops in the area. We used reclaimed copper milk vats, once used to heat the milk in the process of making Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and refurbished them as tasting tables. The custom furniture, realized by Grozni+Jimmy, encases the dairy counter in warm oak planks, leaving the back wall as a display of the various cold cuts found in this region.