NEW-LOOK NOBU: Armani/Nobu is reopening in Milan with an event on Friday following a complete redesign this summer.
A new sushi bar stands on the first floor, visible from the stairwell and embellished with metallic champagne-colored panels. The floor has a wood-effect herringbone pattern in classic Armani greige. On the light marmorino plaster walls are lighting installations in a moiré pattern outlined in dark wood. These alternate with woven matting panels in warm and natural shades. Wooden beams with a Japanese inspiration decorate the ceilings. The chairs, with wraparound backs in solid bentwood, also evoke the East. Sunny orange hues accent the fabric upholstery.
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With the new layout, the restaurant, an established venue in Milan, seats 130 patrons on the ground floor, where the smoking area and temperature-regulated wine cellar are located, and 100 on the upper floor.