De­signer stores

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from Fin­land and the lat­est kitchen im­ple­ments from Den­mark. It also stocks strik­ingly beau­ti­ful glass­ware and wooden items en­hanced by the skil­ful use of colour. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; TuesSat 10am-1pm/3pm-7pm. www.ar­form.it. Via Moscova, 22. T: 02 6554691. M2 Moscova. Map F3

Azu­cena

ALESSI’s Time Maze clock proves that time is nei­ther lin­ear or cir­cu­lar, but rather a maze of “abstract con­nec­tions and play­ful in­ter­ac­tions”. Out­stand­ing qual­ity both in terms of de­sign and in­no­va­tive ma­te­ri­als, of­ten com­bined with more con­ven­tional ones, in­ter­preted by ar­ti­sans and ar­chi­tects. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Fri 9am1pm/2.30pm-7pm; Sat 9am-1pm. www.azu­cena.it. Via della Pas­sione, 8. T: 02 798527. M1 San Ba­bila.

Danese

A small shop, with a vaguely un­der­stated air, for one of Italy’s leg­endary de­sign brands. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-1.30pm/ 2.30pm-7pm. www.dane­semi­lano.com. Pi­azza San Nazaro in Brolo, 15. T: 02 58304150. M3 Mis­sori, M3 Cro­cetta. Map F5

Dri­ade

A cult store for the glob­ally de­sign-ad­dicted of­fer­ing fur­ni­ture, ob­jets d’art and ac­ces­sories de­signed by some of the big­gest names on the in­ter­na­tional de­sign scene. The mer­chan­dise is show­cased with a unique style, in­spired by art and the cin­ema. An ab­so­lute “must” even if only to ad­mire the con­trast be­tween items by Fuka­sawa, Sipek, Starck and the ex­tra­or­di­nary 18th cen­tury frescoes of the palazzo in which the shop is lo­cated. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. www.dri­ade.com. Via Bor­gogna, 8. T: 02 799957. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

De Padova

A tem­ple of high-class Ital­ian de­sign, each floor of its flag­ship store is ded­i­cated to a spe­cific sec­tor – bed­room fur­ni­ture, liv­ing-room fur­ni­ture, ac­ces­sories, of­fice fur­ni­ture – all fea­tur­ing sim­ple, clean-cut, clas­sic con­tem­po­rary lines. Open Mon 10am-6pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.de­padova. com. Via Santa Ce­cilia, 7. T: 02 777201. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Flos

A hall­mark sym­bol of de­sign ap­plied to light­ing. Since the Six­ties, it has of­fered el­e­gant light col­lec­tions re­sult­ing from col­lab­o­ra­tion with the best in­ter­na­tional de­sign­ers. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.flos.com. Corso Mon­forte, 9. T: 02 87011080. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Flou

Top de­sign­ers, qual­ity of man­u­fac­ture and flex­i­bil­ity in prod­uct de­sign, make Flou one of the world-lead­ers in bed­room sys­tems. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Fri 10am-2pm/3pm-7pm; Sat 10am-7pm. www.flou.it. Via Man­zoni, 37. T: 02 654245. M3 Montenapoleone. Map F4

Fon­tana Arte

The pro­tag­o­nists of this Ital­ian lux­ury light­ing brand are its lamps, crafted mainly from steel and glass, based on an idea of dis­creet, func­tional el­e­gance. Open Tues-Sat 10am-1pm/2pm-7pm. www.fontanaarte.it. Corso Mon­forte, 13. T: 02 871213872. Map G4

High Tech

A large multi-space em­po­rium sell­ing so­fas, book­shelves, fra­grances, note­books, lamps, kitchen­ware but also eth­nic fur­ni­ture and fash­ion ac­ces­sories. Orig­i­nal, in­no­va­tive home

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