A screening room on rails! Designer and architect Cristina Celestino transformed the historical tram of 1928 into a traveling “cinema” which circulates the Brera Design District. Celestino tailor-made the interior of Corallo to reflect her aesthetic preference of precious materials, references to the past, contemporary intuitions and visionary spirit; she split it into two zones such as seen in theaters and cinemas: the foyer and the screening room.
The foyer acts as a waiting room featuring rigorous settees, windows screened by Rubelli drapes and soft inlaid carpeting. A light passementerie curtain separates the foyer and the screening room, where ottomans offer comfortable seating for visitors. Ribbon windows at the back of the tram offer surreal footage of Milan and its urban landscapes, “an unforeseen cinematic perspective on the city of Milan.”
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Designer and architect Cristina Celestino has received many international prizes and honors, including the Special Jury Prize in the “Salone del Mobile.Milano Awards” in 2016 and an Elle Deco International Design Award with the “Plumage” facings project for BottegaNove. She designed the Happy Room collection for Fendi presented at DesignMiami 2016. In 2017, for Sergio Rossi, she created an exclusive interior design and a collection of furnishings for the concept of the new boutiques.
Read our article on some of the great products and projects we found in the Brera Design District.
American artist Erin Tallman is a journalist for various online publications and is the Editor in Chief of AgriExpo e-magazine and ArchiExpo e-magazine. She has published three books, including her first novel.