Bar Basso’s buzzing and fun atmosphere has become a mainstay of Milanese culture and a Salone del Mobile staple since the 1980’s.
During this year’s Milan Design Week, Bar Basso veterans will notice something different about its interiors, it has been completely unchanged by owner Maurizio Stocchetto since his father acquired it in 1967.
Maurizio, who first cemented Bar Basso’s popularity within the design community through friendships with Ron Arad, Jasper Morrison, and the late James Irvine, invited Montreal studio Gabriel Scott to create custom lighting fixtures inside and develop a storefront jewel-box installation
Gabriel Scott is showcasing an artistic display of the blown-glass Myriad Tall Chandelier in custom satin copper finishes (seen in the front window) and Welles Glass pendants in alabaster glass and copper hardware (seen throughout the bar)
Each complements the bar’s legendary Negroni Sbagliato, which substitutes gin for sparkling wine.
Via Pinio 39, Milan
About Gabriel Scott
With backgrounds in architecture, industrial design and jewelry-making, Gabriel Kakon and Scott Richler bring a multidisciplinary set of skill and style to the furniture & lighting world as GABRIEL SCOTT.
Since their first collaboration in early 2004, the Canadian brothers-in law have designed and manufactured exclusive pieces for the trade market throughout North America.
In 2012, they launched GABRIEL SCOTT, a chic and contemporary line of furniture and lighting fixtures. Accessible to the retail and commercial market, the growing line continues to remain true to the designer’s unique signature style and quality.
All GABRIEL SCOTT pieces are handmade in their Montreal Studio and are stocked-to-ship from Upstate New York.
Since 2014, the exclusive line has been available to view at their flagship showroom, located in the beautifully restored Brewster Carriage House at the corner of Broome and Mott Streets in downtown Manhattan.
About Bar Basso
Bar Basso is a true cult bar for sophisticated drinking devotees.
The history of this bar on Via Plinio, goes back to 1933 and its roots lie in the old school bartender tradition of Venice and Cortina.
Before 1947 cocktails could only be found at the exclusive lounge bars of luxurious international grand hotels, however since 1947 cocktails have been served shaken and stirred at this local neighbourhood bar.
In the Sixties cocktails were simply not part of Italian drinking culture, only available in the lounges and bars of international hotels. Bar Basso was a pioneer, offering people the delights and pleasures of Martinis, Manhattans and White Ladies in a genuine street corner bar.
In 1967, Bar Basso and owner Maurizio Stocchetto became the first- ever Milanese bar to introduce the “aperitif” to everyday people.
Before this cocktails could only be found at the exclusive lounge bars of luxurious international grand hotels. Bar Basso is one of very few cocktail bars where the tradition and charm of the great international bars is still alive and kicking today.