21 Jan An “appetizing” project: the Mariani frescoes in the new Barbacoa restaurant
On entering Barbacoa, the new Brazilian steakhouse in Milan, not only will your senses be inebriated by the delicious aroma coming from Brazilian grilled meat, but you will also be captivated by the remarkable artistic works decorating the walls of the restaurant. The Mariani Affreschi Company was responsible for decorating with creativity and technical ability the interior of the restaurant. This new project differs considerably from most of the works created by the company and “is a way to experiment with new artistic interpretations,” explains Alberto Mariani.
Here are some decorations inspired by rock engravings and created by Mariani Affreschi for the new Barbacoa restaurant of Milan
“This interesting work was commissioned by the Barbacoa Group, one of the most popular and well-known food service brands in Brazil. We created a wall painting for the first Italian restaurant of the Brazilian chain. The scenes are reproductions of the frescoes found in the Lascaux cave”.
Barbacoa’s visual identity was designed by Simone Mattar, the Brazilian food design specialist, while the walls were personalised by Mariani
The visual identity of Barbacoa was designed by Simone Mattar, a Brazilian designer specialising in food design. The visual elements reinterpret rock graffiti, representing animals, hunters and natural elements in the colours of green, ochre and brown. The walls were personalised by Mariani.
A table at the Barbacoa, a combination of delicious meat cuts and artistic choices
“The wall painting was intentionally created on a very rough surface to recreate the effect of the original paintings. The paintings were then given a very strong antique finish to reduce the intensity of the colours and make the painting more credible”.
The delectable buffet offered by the Brazilian restaurant that opened in Milan in November 2010
A truly captivating scenography that perfectly frames the delicious meat dishes offered by the Brazilian restaurant served according to the country’s most popular cooking tradition, the rodìzio: waiters slice and serve different cuts of meat directly onto the plate of each diner.
A perfect contamination of different artistic expressions, fine cuisine and interior decor.
The large dining room of the Barbacoa, with the walls decorated by Mariani Affreschi in the background