Arabeschi di Latte design studio was founded by Francesca Sarti in 2001 in Italy and since 2013 is based in London. The studio was born from experimentation with design concepts, reflecting on the cultural value of conviviality and shared memories and traditions.

Throughout history food and drink has been an integral part of our cultural consciousness, important in the founding and maintaining of new communities and societies. Arabeschi di Latte investigates through a creative and critical filter these cultural practices, looking at contemporary rituals, the spaces they inhabit and the complexity of human interactions.

Carrying out interdisciplinary research Sarti and her team work with international clients and partners to deliver bespoke experiences, installation, spaces, workshops, visual journeys and social objects, always blurring the boundaries between design, architecture, art and food .

The studio's work has been commissioned by a variety of institutions and companies including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London Design Museum, Nouveau Musee de Monaco, MAXXI, MACRO, Fiorucci Art Trust, The Vinyl Factory, Molteni, Boffi, Tom Dixon, Caesarstone, Karimoku, AESOP, Burberry, Fendi, Marni, Zegna, Toogood, Kenzo, Villa Eugenie, Pitti Immagine, Altaroma, Wallpaper*, San Pellegrino and Gruppo Illy.

Objects and installations designed by Arabeschi di Latte have been included in several international exhibitions. Recently, the installation Water Tasting, a research project around natural water filters, has been displayed at Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival an exhibition curated by Paola Antonelli at La Triennale Milano. Water tasting installation is visible at CID au Grand Hornu till the 25th of July 2021 as part of the exhibition In the Age of Post-Drought.

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Ciao Now

For Cherry Bomb Magazine

A visual tribute to the Italian Futurists’ art of cocktail making

The Coal Drops

For Tom Dixon

A series of material installations at Tom Dixon’s new headquarters

The Coloured Room

For Emilio Pucci

Exhibition design for The Coloured Room curated by Maria Luisa Frisa

Exhibition Design

For Altaroma / RCS / Pitti Immagine

A series of sets designed for exhibitons by curator Maria Luisa Frisa

H2O Stories

For Nouveau Musee' National de Monaco

An interactive installation referencing the history of Monaco’s salt trade

Keeping Life


A visual feast investigating the process of phytoremediation


For The Design Museum

A workshop to explore mythical and medical antidotes


Bespoke table setting at the home of Xavier Corberó in Barcelona

A Material Menu

For Caesarstone

A book by Arabeschi di Latte inspired by Ceaserstone’s materials.

Water Tasting

For V&A, A/D/O, Triennale di Milano

Water tastings within international museums


Bespoke brand events for the iconic fashion house

Drink & Think

For Boisbuchet

A workshop exploring sustainable solutions and new drinking rituals

La Cura

For Studio Toogood and Nivea

Discovering alchemy with La Cura performance

Natura Morta

For Studio Toogood

A series of interactive exhibits distributed around the space of the. Erastudio Gallery in Milan

ABC Tools

For ABC Tools, Milan

A special event to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary

Kitchen Library

For Karimoku New Standard

A reading lounge at the Arabeschi Studio in MIlan


For Royal Salute

Conceptual recipes and visuals for Studio Toogood Alchemy project

The Brompton Cocktail

For Brompton Design District

Installation to celebrate ten years of Brompton’s design programme

Radical Kitchen

For Serpentine Galleries

Francesca Sarti explores the properties and cultural aspects of clay

Food and Time

For Gaggenau x Disegno Magazine

Concept and Creative Direction in collaboration with Disegno magazine

The Restaurant

For Caesarstone / Tom Dixon

food concept inspired by the four elements


For Tom Dixon

An alternative Food Hall of dreams


For Veuve Clicquot

An event inspired by the stories and legends of constellations in the night sky

Pink Bar

For Bitossi Home

An all pink watering hole in Milan