Cof­fee plea­sure – freshly ground, not cap­suled.

Hong Kong Tatler Homes - - NEWS - Jacqueline Kot Ed­i­tor, Hong Kong Tatler Homes

At first blush, many view Mi­lan as the plain, in­dus­tri­ous­look­ing cousin of such homes of his­toric grandeur as Rome and Florence. How­ever, as the fash­ion and de­sign hub of Italy, the city ex­hibits a quiet con­fi­dence in its role as trend­set­ter and tastemaker for the coun­try.

This quiet con­fi­dence comes to the fore dur­ing Mi­lan De­sign Week, when hubs like Br­era, Monte Napoleone and Zona Tor­tona house in­stal­la­tions ga­lore, and vast show­rooms at the Salone del Mo­bile fur­ni­ture and de­sign show are filled with the lat­est col­lec­tions. The week is al­ways an ex­cit­ing time for Tatler Homes edi­tors across the re­gion, pro­vid­ing the op­por­tu­nity to meet de­sign­ers in per­son and dis­cover the sto­ries and in­spi­ra­tions be­hind the col­lec­tions that we now fea­ture in the Mi­lan De­sign Week edi­tion of Treasure Trove (p.12).

Mi­lan is known for sub­tlety—a city whose pic­turesque court­yards and beau­ti­ful fres­coes are of­ten hid­den be­hind unas­sum­ing fa­cades. This sub­tle ap­proach to lux­ury can also be seen in our cover story on Christy and Ben Liang’s home (p.62), whose decor of neu­tral colours and clas­sic de­sign de­tails was in­spired by Christy’s time liv­ing on the East Coast of the US.

And while sub­tle will not be the word that im­me­di­ately springs to mind when you turn to our fea­ture on the eclec­tic home of Aquaz­zura’s founder, Edgardo Oso­rio (p.54), his ap­proach was any­thing but os­ten­ta­tious; Oso­rio wanted to cre­ate a space that feels fun and re­laxed, so much so that guests would feel free to sit on the liv­ing room floor should they wish.

When de­sign doesn’t vie for at­ten­tion, the ex­tra thought spent on dis­cov­er­ing and know­ing more about it is what makes it more mem­o­rable and in­trigu­ing.

Roger Fed­erer Great­est ten­nis cham­pion of all time The E8 from JURA wows even dis­cern­ing cof­fee lovers like Roger Fed­erer with its choice of cof­fees. The One-Touch au­to­matic cof­fee ma­chine pre­pares twelve dif­fer­ent spe­cial­i­ties con­sis­tently to pro­fes­sional barista stan­dard. To cre­ate the per­fect ristretto and espresso, it fea­tures the Pulse Ex­trac­tion Process (P.E.P.®). A TFT dis­play makes op­er­a­tion in­tu­itive and con­ve­nient. All el­e­ments are eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble from the front. In ad­di­tion, the fil­ter is au­to­mat­i­cally de­tected by the In­tel­li­gent Wa­ter Sys­tem (I.W.S.®). JURA – If you love cof­fee. www.jura.com

The new BV Tre sofa at the Bot­tega Veneta Home store, housed within the 18th-cen­tury Palazzo Gal­larati Scotti that fea­tures arched door­ways and jaw­drop­ping fres­coes SUMP­TU­OUS IN­TE­RI­ORS

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