DE­SIGNER STORES

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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-Sat-Sun 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

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

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

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/2.30pm7pm. 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

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

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

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 eco-friendly 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; Tues-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun 11am7.30pm. www.muji.eu. Via Torino, 51. T: 02 809441. M1-M3 Duomo. • Open Sun and Mon 11am7.30pm; Tues-Sat 10am-8pm; 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 Savona 18 Suites (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 10am-1pm/3pm7pm. Sat­ur­day by ap­point­ment only. www.pao­lac. com. Via Solferino, 11. T: 02 862409. M2 Moscova. Map F3

Poltrona Frau

A sym­bol of Ital­ian ar­ti­san el­e­gance. In ad­di­tion to its cult leather arm­chairs, it also stocks a rich col­lec­tion of so­fas, beds, ta­bles, desks and ac­ces­sories. Open Mon 2.30pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.poltron­afrau.com. Via Durini, 1. T: 02 6570626. M1 San Ba­bila. Map G5 • Via A. Man­zoni, 30. T: 02 97070170. M3 Montenapoleone. Map F4

Venini

The art of glass-mak­ing. 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

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