VAN BOL & FESTE: a sweet history since 1890, from Naples to Milan 24 JULY 2012

VAN BOL & FESTE: a sweet history since 1890, from Naples to Milan

In Milan, just two steps from Castello Sforzesco, in Largo Cairoli, has opened Van Bol & Feste.

The name is historical: Van Bol & Feste has been founded in 1890 in Naples, and has now reached the capital of fashion and design with its bakery cafè.

Clients arrive at Van Bol & Feste at any hour of the day: in the morning for tasting delicious breakfast, at lunch time for having a break, and maybe coming again for dinner, or simply for having an ice-cream, unique for quality, or for buying chocolate and delicatessen.

Costa Group has realized the shop, creating a warm and familiar atmosphere. The food is cooked in front of the client, who can admire its preparation from the wide window that separates the kitchen while waiting for the dinner, delighting the eyes as well with an excellent wines selection, displayed on wood shelves.

A more cosmopolitan atmosphere characterizes the pastry and coffee area. The counter stays in the center of the shop, creating a service area and showing a wide selection of cakes and delicatessen.

A counter for a quick breakfast before going back to the frenzy of the city life, or few seats to enjoy the pleasure of the relaxing atmosphere of the morning time. During the sunny days you can seat in the external area, surmounted by an imposing art decò style window, that reminds the precious coffee shops of the late '800. The perfect frame for Van Bol & Feste 1890.

Artsenal, summer in town 20 JULY 2012

Artsenal, summer in town

A coffee before “Aida”, or a spritz after “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”.

From an ancient abandoned building in the hearth of the city, to an open theatre, to listen music in the summer nights. And a bar, inside the decadent walls of an ex warehouse, once used by the artillery of Marina Militare, and then abandoned for years.

A civilian conversion, for one of the many military buildings, that occupy the waterfront of La Spezia.

And the best is turning this space into a place suitable for opera and live music, with a cafè bar, as in a real teathre.

The design is made by Costa Group, who succeeds in combining a plain but suggestive intervention in the decadent ambiance, the crumbled walls and the precarious plaster, with the insertion of a simple and modern bar station. Creating an effect of unexpected design, thanks to the contrast between the history told by cracks and neglect and the surprising effect, that places a bar inside this decadent curtain, bringing music, conviviality and the citylife inside the walls.

Thanks to few elements: a long counter, a line of light bulbs, hand-decorated tables and benches. And the shrewdness of using semi-darkness and empty space as furniture elements, and the antique relics, old boats, ropes and service trolleys, to tell the origins of a seaside place.

Beyond the glass door, the open theatre: an arena of military archaeology, and an outstanding stage, crossed by the sea breeze, and illuminated by the summer nights. Creating a fascinating curtain to listen, watch and taste. Far away from the chaos, in a place that returns to the city, in its more spectacular way.

Costa Group per l'ospedale pediatrico Gaslini di Genova 18 JULY 2012

Costa Group per l'ospedale pediatrico Gaslini di Genova

Costa Group contribuisce alla raccolta fondi pro Gaslini, organizzata da ANVVF, Sezione La Spezia. Appuntamento giovedì 26 Luglio alla Fortezza Firmafede di Sarzana, per "Note Spezzate", un concerto tributo di artisti spezzini.
Costa Group per Artsenal 2012 18 JULY 2012

Costa Group per Artsenal 2012

Costa Group sponsorizza Artsenal La Spezia Festival, l'evento che dal 18 al 23 agosto apre la città alla musica
Costa Group per Scoprimpresa 2012 17 JULY 2012

Costa Group per Scoprimpresa 2012

Al via la terza edizione del progetto ScoPrimpresa, la nuova piattaforma sociale per lo sviluppo di persone e organizzazioni, ideata da Axential Consulting, di cui Costa Group è sponsor.

Durante la conferenza stampa di lancio, svoltasi lo scorso 4 luglio presso la Camera di Commercio della Spezia, sono state illustrate le novità del progetto.