Joseph Gardner STYLE EDITOR
Favourite exhibition Hermès Maison. It had the most incredible home accessories, artistic collaborations and handcrafted furniture, all housed in a captivating maze of cubist rooms covered in vibrantly hued, handmade Moroccan zellige tiles.
Paul Barbera PHOTOGRAPHER
Favourite moment Studiopepe did a collaboration with a shoe company and I was lucky enough to be given a pair of shoes. It was super fun to bump into [co-founder] Chiara Di Pinto, who was over the moon that I was wearing them. She made my day.
Jenny Nguyen MILAN PROJECT PRODUCER
Favourite piece India Mahdavi’s colour-rich True Velvet banquettes, designed with Pierre Frey fabrics, for the Chez Nina ‘private nightclub’ installation at the Nilufar Gallery.
Fiona McCarthy LONDON EDITOR
Favourite experiences Escaping a hot Milanese morning within the soothing cool of Snarkitecture’s Caesarstone installation, exploring the changing forms of water; inside the Palazzo dell’Ufficio Elettorale di Porta Romana; and peeking inside the city’s extraordinary 18th-century palazzos.
Natasha Allen CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Favourite stop Six Gallery by architectural office Quincoces-Dragò & Partners. I’m a big fan of their work, and the gallery adjoining their office, which includes both a florist and restaurant, were all breathtaking. Walking into one of the rooms, we decided to shoot this issue’s cover on the spot, guerilla-style.
Verity Magdalino DEPUTY EDITOR
Favourite interior Studiopepe’s Club Unseen, where the design cognoscenti hung out after dark. The interior felt fresh and modern, with a touch of Gio Ponti and ’70s inspiration. Soft, feminine colours mixed with plenty of curvy lines and low-lying lounge areas — the overall atmosphere was warm, welcoming and relaxed, cool yet comfortable; even the music and conversation of the crowd felt quiet and mellow. A triumph of calm amid the chaos.
from left: Joseph Gardner, Paul Barbera, Jenny Nguyen, Fiona McCarthy, Natasha Allen and Verity Magdalino outside the Milanese HQ of designer JJ Martin.