Even though my Milan report may be done for the year, I would still like to share with you a few little nuggets of goodness I’ve stashed up my sleeve – like this exquisite work by Milan-based furniture designer Pietro Russo. I met Pietro at the very first event we attended in Milan called JUICE. This is where he exhibited two of his latest products released this year – Piuma table and Voliera circular metal shelf, both of which made me fall in love in an instant…
Today I wanted to chat to you about some of the wonderful moments and installations that took place during the Milan Design Week. As you’ve probably gathered, an overwhelming amount of things happens in Milan during the Design Week. When compared to previous years, 2013 was definitely quieter and more modest due to the grim state of European (and global) economy. Having said this, there was still plenty to see and do. Let’s dive in…
Arianna Lelli Mami & Chiara Di Pinto have an unparalleled vision and an incredibly sharp aesthetic for exceptional interiors, art direction, styling and set design. Beautiful, edgy, yet accessible, Studiopepe continues to set the bar high for their highly spirited environments and experiences. Based in Milan, it comes as no surprise their work was on show in many, many places during the Milan Design Week….
Stepping into the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi is a real feast for the senses. Tucked between Via Santo Spirito and Via Gesù in the centre of Milan, this late 19th-century neo-Renaissance palazzo opened it’s doors as a museum in 1994. As though this museum wasn’t spectacular enough, the recent intervention by two Ladies – Goga Ashkenazi – billionaires, oil-magnate and serial entrepreneur, and Rossana Orlandi – highly respected art and design curator – takes the experience of visiting Bagatti Valsecchi to a whole new level…
Ciao ragazzi! Guess where I am right now, like RIGHT now? High up in the sky headed towards Salone del Mobile in Milan. Woohoo! There will be so much to see. Big brands putting their best foot forward in gorgeous locations, everyone who’s anyone in the world of design together in one city, emerging talent and best design schools visiting from all over the world… The electric atmosphere in the whole entire city. Achy feet, late nights, sore head from too much prosecco… Espresso, gelato, mozzarella di bufala, cotoletta alla milanese… Waaah!