Arch. Alberto Fraterrigo Garofalo - GAM ASSOCIATI
Photo Credits
Andrea Santese


  • Location Monza
  • Date 2024
  • Studio Arch. Alberto Fraterrigo Garofalo - GAM ASSOCIATI
  • Photo Credits Andrea Santese

Located just a few steps from the historical centre of Monza and founded in 1934, Pasticceria Da Motta, a pastry shop that has always been synonymous with craftsmanship and quality, is a must not only for its pastries but also for lunch, an afternoon snack or a coffee break.

Designed by architect Alberto Fraterrigo Garofalo, the shop is characterised by soft, curved lines, precious materials and plays of light that capture one’s attention and make the atmosphere elegant and inviting.

Cotto d'Este enhanced the project with the large format ceramic slab collection Kerlite 6 plus Pietra D’Iseo (6.5 mm) in the Ceppo shade, from the typical Lombardy stone that inspired the collection.

Pietra D'Iseo was used for the counter - the focal point of the shop - for the wall covering and for the flooring of an area of the room, which was artfully laid out to encourage a view of the display of desserts and pastry specialities.

Pasticceria Da Motta: Photo 8


The end result is remarkably surprising: thanks to the use of the thin slabs, the counter looks like one large, striking element that stands out in the interior of the pastry shop, having an almost monolithic effect. Indeed, the surface of this stone, with its irregular patterning and ton sur ton of greys, allows any room to be customised with character, yet gracefully.

In addition to the extraordinary aesthetic quality of the materials, the choice of large, thin ceramic slabs also highlights the extreme flexibility of use and application both indoors and outdoors for strongly characterised spaces, or as covering for furnishing accessories, such as the pastry counter.

Equally important and essential for a business with high footfall are the performance qualities of durability, ease of maintenance and above all, of hygiene and bacterial resistance. The Pietra D'Iseo collection is in fact part of the PROTECT® line, an exclusive line of porcelain stoneware surfaces characterised by a true silver ion antibacterial shield that eliminates up to 99.9% of bacteria from the surface.

Additionally, Kerlite thin slabs, due to their reduced thicknesses, use fewer raw materials, less water and energy, producing lower CO2 emissions and they are part of the THINk ZERO project.

Pasticceria Da Motta: Photo 10
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  • 120x260 cm
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