Milan is city devoted to style, a hub of innovative ideas for living and lifestyle
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The Eclisse Rosso table lamp is a signature piece of the Artemide brand. Designed in 1967 by Vico Magistretti, even today it continues to be an absolute must-have for design aficionados.
From 8 to 13 April, Milan becomes the world capital of design with the “Salone Internazionale del Mobile”, where the world's greats in home décor and design gather to premiere their latest collections. Italy's most vibrant city also explodes with a slew of off-site events known as the “Fuorisalone”. While waiting to discover the latest trends, here are a selection of the most exclusive design addresses in the city, for the more curious, design aficionados or simply those in search of inspiration!
INSIDE THE QUADRILATERO ALL IN ONE
In the heart of Milan, amidst the glitzy window displays of the Quadrilatero's high-end brands, you will be surprised by the innovative, sophisticated spaces dedicated to renowned design gurus, such as the exclusive glass creations by a cult destination in via Montenapoleone. In the nearby via Manzoni don't miss a visit to the flagship store of Founded way back in 1921, it is now one of Italy's most revered design companies, known for its ability to transform everyday objects into attention-grabbing works of art, displayed in countless museums throughout the world. Always in via Manzoni you can find all the sophistication that distinguishes the collections of the brand: the section dedicated to furnishings (Armani/Casa) is a delight for the eyes featuring
Designed by Fabio Novembre, the Nemo armchair is a sort of human figure, both abstract and universal. A head and armchair rolled into one, hollowed out to create a seat which, like a mask, simultaneously hides and reveals the person sitting in it.