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 these cultural practices, looking at contemporary rituals, the spaces they inhabit and the complex nature of how we eat today.

Arabeschi di Latte design studio was founded by Francesca Sarti in 2001. The studio was born from experimentation with design concepts, focusing on how eating and drinking has the power to bring people together, create conviviality and shared memories.

Sarti and her team work with international clients and partners to deliver bespoke experiences, visual journeys and installations, always blurring the boundaries between design, architecture and food. Sarti has created a vast amount of projects, from a temporary cafe at Selfridges in London to bespoke installations for the New York Times in Milan and workshops at the Serpentine Gallery and Design Museum in London.

The studio's work has been commissioned by a variety of partners 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.

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Ciao Now

For Cherry Bomb Magazine

A tribute to the Italian Futurists’ art of cocktail making


An edible landscape inspired by Faye Toogood’s ‘Doodle’ collection

The Coal Drops

For Tom Dixon

A series of edible 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

A culinary 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 lunch 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

Hungry Copy

For Boisbuchet

A workshop exploring edible copies and fakes

Drink & Think

For Boisbuchet

A workshop exploring sustainable solutions in eating and drinking

La Cura

For Studio Toogood and Nivea

Discovering alchemy with La Cura elixirs

Natura Morta

For Studio Toogood

A series of midnight dinners at Erastudio Apartment in Milan

ABC Tools

For ABC Tools, Milan

A dinner to celebrate the company’s 100 year anniversary

Eat with Art

For Macro Testaccio Museum, Rome

A temporary restaurant and series of dinners

The Trade Show

For Faye Toogood

Installation and event with Arabeschi’s own holy water


For Royal Salute

Food and drink concept in collaboration with Studio Toogood

The Brompton Cocktail

For Brompton Design District

Installation and bespoke event to celebrate ten years of Brompton’s design programme

Radical Kitchen

For Serpentine Galleries

Francesca Sarti explores the cultural and edible properties 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

Installation and menu inspired by the four elements


For Tom Dixon

An alternative Food Hall of dreams


For Veuve Clicquot and Fabrica

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