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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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

Water Tasting

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

Water tastings within international museums

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

Kitchen Library

For Karimoku New Standard

A reading lounge at the Arabeschi Studio in MIlan

The Brompton Cocktail

For Brompton Design District

Installation to celebrate ten years of Brompton’s design programme