Before Expo 2015, I wondered several times the way to combine food with light and if this could make sense. Among the various recent exhibitions about food in Milan, one of the best, in my opinion, is Lumièra, organized by Ghilli Antichità in co-operation with Rifugio Delicatessen. A challenge, talking with Arch. Isabella Giovanella, owner with her husband, Arch.Paolo Giovanella and her sister in law Sabrina,of Ghilli Antichità. At the beginning of the project, they were slightly skeptic: will the beautiful vintage crystal chandeliers fit in a rustic set like the one of Rifugio Delicatessen ? However, the results have been extraordinary: a warm light but at the same time brilliant. They chose small chandeliers because the ceiling is low, illuminated with 3 w bulbs each,to avoid the “showroom effect”. The launch of Lumièra was really great! Crowded, delicious snacks made with rye bread, ham, cheese, risotto with apple and bacon,fine wines and aperitifs. A combination is then possible: high quality food enlightened by timeless chandeliers.
Lumièra will be open until 3rd November, everyday from 12 pm to 11 pm. A selection of chandeliers will be available at Ghilli Antichità, from monday to saturday, from 9 am to 12.30 pm/ 3 pm to 7 pm, via Ampère 55, Milano.
A good reason to head to Rifugio under the light of the past!6