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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.


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.


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.


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.

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