DE­SIGNER STORES

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Es­sen­tial des­ti­na­tions for de­sign shop­ping in the city.

10 Corso Como

A unique and ever-ex­pand­ing mix of sell­ing spa­ces grouped around a beau­ti­ful court­yard in Corso Como's pedes­trian area. Worth par­tic­u­lar note are the Gal­le­ria Carla Soz­zani, a book store stock­ing de­sign books, boutiques, must-have lux­ury goods, a café and a restau­rant. Open Mon-Tues-Fri-SatSun 10.30am-7.30pm; Wed-Thurs 10.30am-9pm. www.10cor­so­como.com. Corso Como, 10. T: 02 653531. M2-M5 Garibaldi FS. Map F2

Alessi

An “art fac­tory” which of­fers uten­sils and ac­ces­sories signed by some of the most renowned names in in­ter­na­tional de­sign. Open Mon-Sun 10am-70pm. www.alessi.com. Via A. Man­zoni, 14/16. T: 02 795726. M3 Montenapoleone. Map F4

Ar­mani/Casa

In the many years since its lauch, Ar­mani/Casa has es­tab­lished a pure, mod­ern tra­di­tion where prag­ma­tism be­comes po­etry. A pre­cise aes­thetic sense per­vades ev­ery col­lec­tion by Gior­gio Ar­mani. Open Mon-Sat 10am-19pm. www.ar­man­i­casa.com. Corso Venezia, 14. T: 02 76260230. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Artemide

Lo­cated close to the his­toric Palazzo Poldi Pez­zoli, the shop is given over en­tirely to light­ing. Lamps and light sys­tems boast­ing cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy plus a de­sign con­sul­tancy ser­vice. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.artemide.com. Via A. Man­zoni, 12. T: 02 778712201. M3 Montenapoleone. Map F4 ‘Alessini’ by ALESSI is a ta­ble set for chil­dren de­signed by Alessan­dro Men­dini: a great way to in­tro­duce kids to the pleasures of din­ing.

Cargo

Home fur­nish­ings, books, per­fumes, can­dles, car­pets and a sec­tor ded­i­cated to trop­i­cal plants. An ex­otic open space re­con­verted from a fa­mous Milanese in­dus­trial fac­tory but also a cul­tural cen­tre host­ing dis­cus­sions on art, food, mu­sic and games. Open Mon-Sun 10.30am-7.30pm. www.car­gomi­lano.it. Via A. Meucci, 43. T: 02 2722131. M2 Crescen­zago. Off Map

Cassina

An el­e­gant, so­phis­ti­cated space, lo­cated in the highly cen­tral Via Durini, for a brand that boasts over 80 years in the in­dus­try. Open Mon 2.30pm- 7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.cassina.com. Via Durini, 16. T: 02 76020745. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Christofle

Christofle evokes in­no­va­tive mod­ern de­sign and the el­e­gance of times gone by with its beau­ti­fully crafted sil­ver cut­lery, table­ware, crystal jew­ellery and gift ob­jects. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.christofle.com. Corso Venezia, 6. T: 02 781948. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4 As­sem­bled on a leather-cov­ered wooden base, the ‘Nardo’ wooden puz­zle pieces by AR­MANI/CASA are an in­vi­ta­tion to re­com­pose the brand’s logo.

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. Lo­cated in the heart of Mi­lan, it is spread over an area of about 500 square me­ters on three lev­els and with a beau­ti­ful outdoor area. The store em­bod­ies the spirit of the Dri­ade world: a 360-de­gree view on the world of liv­ing which com­bines po­etry and rigor and trans­lates them into a time­less, el­e­gant, and joy­ful prod­uct. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. www.dri­ade.com. Via Bor­gogna, 8. T: 02 799957. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

De Padova

A do­mes­tic place in­te­grated with the Boffi brand, where ar­chi­tec­ture, de­sign and in­te­rior de­sign are to­gether in an in­no­va­tive di­men­sion, with the usual style. It can­not be seen from the street, but the in­side ex­pe­ri­ence – mov­ing be­tween the two lev­els of 1100 square me­tres in to­tal, in the out­side/in­side con­nec­tion – re­calls the re­la­tion­ship with the city and its in­dus­tri­ous­ness. 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-Sat 10am-7pm. www.flou.it. Viale Regina Margherita, 10/12. T: 02 654245. M3 Cro­cetta. Map H5

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 TuesSat 10am-1pm/2pm-7pm. www.fontanaarte.it. Corso Mon­forte, 13. T: 02 871213872. Map G4

Gal­le­ria Ros­sana Or­landi

Opened in 2002 in a for­mer tie Fac­tory in the Ma­genta neigh­bor, it has been fore­cast­ing along the years new and up­com­ing de­sign­ers and es­tab­lish­ing the premise as one of the most revered plat­form for avant-garde De­sign and Life­style. The space is ar­tic­u­lated in a not tra­di­tional way mix­ing to­gether, show­room, a re­tail store, of­fices and a court­yard for events and meet­ing. Gal­le­ria Ros­sana Or­landi has also rev­o­lu­tion­ized the way to present de­sign art pieces, show­ing them al­ways in real am­biances. Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm. www.rossanaor­landi. com. Via M. Ban­dello, 14/16. T: 02 4674471. M2 Sant'Am­bro­gio. Map D5

Habi­tat

At the only Ital­ian store of the Bri­tish fur­nish­ing and de­sign brand, in ad­di­tion to con­tem­po­rary items for the home, of­fice and gar­den, cus­tomers can also find de­sign ac­ces­sories, padded fur­ni­ture, light­ing, dec­o­ra­tions and fab­rics. The store also houses Café Habi­tat, the ideal spot for a quick lunch break, with a view over the tow­ers of Ci­tyLife. Open daily 9am-9pm. www.habi­tat-italia. com. Ci­tyLife Shop­ping District-Gal­le­ria Fer­ri­eri 2. Viale Boezio. T: 02 4815411. M5 Tre Torri. Map C2

High Tech

A large multi-space em­po­rium sell­ing so­fas, book­shelves, fra­grances, note­books, lamps, kitchen­ware but also eth­nic fur­ni­ture and fash­ion ac­ces­sories. Orig­i­nal, in­no­va­tive home fur­nish­ings at af­ford­able prices. Open Mon 1.30pm-7.30pm; Tues-Sun 10.30am-7.30pm. www.car­gomi­lano.it. Pi­azza XXV Aprile, 12. T: 02 6241101. M2 Moscova, M2-M5 Garibaldi. Map F2

Kartell

The most iconic pieces from the Kartell brand, plus a vast of­fer of fur­nish­ing ac­ces­sories and colour­ful, whim­si­cal light­ing. Plas­tic be­comes a star player thanks to this his­tor­i­cal Ital­ian brand which en­trusts its cre­ative process to a ros­ter of in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned de­sign­ers. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; TuesSat 10am-7pm. www.kartell.com. Via F. Tu­rati, 5. T: 02 6597916. M3 Tu­rati. Map F3

Mole­sk­ine

Es­tab­lished with the idea of re­viv­ing the el­e­gant note­books used by artists and in­tel­lec­tu­als, Mole­sk­ine now of­fers cus­tomers a full range of pa­per and other ob­jects. Rang­ing from sketch­books to bags, travel ac­ces­sories and writ­ing in­stru­ments, Mole­sk­ine is a brand that tells a story and cre­ates con­nec­tions to a her­itage of art, lit­er­a­ture, cul­ture and pho­tog­ra­phy. Sev­eral lo­ca­tions (Ci­tyLife Shop­ping District, Corso Ver­celli, Porta Garibaldi FS, Cen­tral Sta­tion, Corso Buenos Aires). Open daily 10am-8pm. it.mole­sk­ine.com. Via Dante, 15. T: 02 89092219. M1 Cairoli. Map E4

Moronigomma

A Milanese com­pany of long­stand­ing tra­di­tion, boast­ing over 80 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the pro­duc­tion of high qual­ity plas­tic ma­te­ri­als. It of­fers a wide as­sort­ment of home and of­fice equip­ment, orig­i­nal gift ideas and cus­tom­ized so­lu­tions. De­liv­ers all over the world. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 10.30am-7pm. www.moronigomma.it. Corso G. Mat­teotti, 14. T: 02 796220. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G4

Muji

Dis­tin­guished by its min­i­mal­ist de­sign and ecofriendly ap­proach, this store is a part of the fa­mous chain of “Made-in-Ja­pan” fur­ni­ture, cloth­ing and high-tech items, with 3 stores in the city (via Torino, corso Buenos Aires, corso Ver­celli). Muji's strat­egy is based on low-key de­sign and func­tion­al­ism at af­ford­able prices. Open Mon 11.30am-8pm; TuesSat 10am-8pm; Sun 11am-7.30pm. www.muji.eu. Via Torino, 51. T: 02 809441. M1-M3 Duomo. • Open Sun and Mon 11am-7.30pm; Tues-Sat 10am8pm; Sun 10am-7.30pm. Corso Buenos Aires, 36. T: 02 74281169. M1 Lima. Map F5

Paola C.

The show­room is lo­cated in the court­yard of via Solferino 11 and hosts a table­ware col­lec­tion based on a youth­ful yet re­fined in­ter­pre­ta­tion. The Paola C. col­lec­tions of ob­jects made us­ing a va­ri­ety of ma­te­ri­als are cre­ated by Ital­ian and for­eign de­sign­ers and artists un­der the art di­rec­tion of Aldo Cibic. His items are also avail­able at

(Tor­tona district), where you can buy vintage and con­tem­po­rary de­sign ob­jects. The hall of the ho­tel is a real gallery of art. Open Mon-Fri 10am1pm/3pm-7pm. Satur­day by ap­point­ment only. www.pao­lac.com. Via Solferino, 11. T: 02 862409. M2 Moscova. Map F3

Sawaya & Moroni

The show­room is lo­cated in a build­ing late '800 with win­dows on the cen­tral via Man­zoni and ex­tends over three floors con­nected by a dou­ble flight of stairs. It of­fers fur­ni­ture and, in par­tic­u­lar, chairs, dis­tin­guished by an eclec­tic, ul­tra-con­tem­po­rary style. The ex­hi­bi­tion of the ground floor is a par­tic­u­lar con­tainer that con­trasts the moder­nity of the pieces of Sawaya&Moroni col­lec­tion, de­signed by the most dis­cussed fig­ures and - at the same time - the most revered in the world of ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign. Open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm. www.sawayamoroni.com. Via A. Man­zoni, 11. T: 02 86395218. M3 Montenapoleone. Map F4

Venini

The art of glass­mak­ing. The new col­lec­tions and the his­toric pieces of this brand founded in 1921 are show­cased against a neu­tral, min­i­mal­ist back­ground. Via Montenapoleone, 10. Open Mon-Sat 10am-2pm/3pm-7pm. www.venini.com. T: 02 76000539. M1 San Ba­bila. Map F4

Villeroy & Boch

The com­pany boasts years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the field of prod­uct de­sign and in­te­rior de­sign. Open Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.villeroy-boch.com. Via Mon­te­bello, 35. T: 02 65584928. M3 Tu­rati. Map F3

De­signed by Elisa Ossino, the new mod­u­lar ‘Erei’ sofa be­comes the fo­cal point of any room. A unique piece that blends per­fectly with all of DE PADOVA’s fur­nish­ing ac­ces­sories.

VENINI’s new ‘Where Are My Glasses’ col­lec­tion is based on an orig­i­nal idea by Ron Arad. Pic­tured here: ‘Un­der’ in the red shaded crystal ver­sion.

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