"see STRAF as an installation, a concept which formed the basis for the choice of materials associated with contemporary art, such as ‘Arte Povera’, whilst the way I have used them stems from a design method which is deeply linked to the ethics and aesthetics of recycling objects and placing them in new surroundings."
Vincenzo De Cotiis
Architect, Artist and Designer
STRAF is situated in the city centre, a short walk from the Duomo Cathedral, and has its origins in a new concept of hospitality, characterised by a personal and attentive, yet informal service. By choosing unusual materials, recycling objects and experimenting with the surroundings, De Cotiis has achieved an interior design that is a far cry from standard hotel design, and includes elements of industrial style and ´Arte Povera´. The restaurant, fitness room and meeting room, which is often used to host fashion shows and art exhibitions, as well as the street bar STRAF with its musical evenings, complete and characterise our Milan design hotel.
64 rooms – single rooms, standard doubles, superior doubles, superior twins, comfort doubles, relax doubles, well being, executive rooms and suites – reflect two apparently diverse philosophies: extreme hi-tech functionality with a minimalist touch and the warm and intimate ambience of rooms designed using refined, innovative materials such as split slate, burnished brass, concrete and iron, gauze-effect glass and aged mirrors, alongside furnishings specially designed by Vincenzo De Cotiis.