From the Triennale to the Studio Museo Achille Castiglioni, from Villa Necchi to Galleria Rossana Orlandi passing through 10 Corso Como.
Here is a guide to the top 5 places not to be missed. It is useful whether you are just visiting Milan, or want to get to know more about the city you live in and want to find out which are the unmissable attractions that the city which hosts the most important Design Week in the world has to offer.
Studio Museo Achille Castiglioni
A stop to visit the space in Piazza Castello, where it is possible to admire his works is mandatory - as well as a pleasure.
Since 1923, Triennale Milano has been one of world’s leading cultural institutions, conveying the complexities of the contemporary world in a host of artistic forms: design, architecture, and the visual, scenic, and performing arts. It hosts a permanent exhibition of the most important pieces of Italian design, some of the 1,600 objects in the Triennale collection.
The setting is organised in chronological order and provides insights into the history, creative period and context in which each work was designed.
The most iconic pieces include the Lady armchair by Marco Zanuso for Arflex or the Eclisse lamp by Vico Magistretti for Artemide and the Arco lamp designed by the Castiglioni brothers for Flos
The splendour of the Villa’s deco furnishings, everyday objects and important art works have been enriched in November 2017 by the Sforni Collection: featuring 21 works on paper by twentieth century artists such as Picasso, Fontana, Modigliani and Matisse. The Villa is now open to the public.
Spazio Rossana Orlandi
A scenic gem of the creative international panorama was opened in 2002 by the designer Rossana Orlandi, a forge of talents and a cult location for design, combining vintage and contemporary. It has become a must see location for all fans.
10 Corso Como
It is the multi-purpose building by Carla Sozzani, an avant-garde and cosmopolitan corner of Milan. The space features the Sozzani gallery, a café-restaurant surrounded by greenery, a bookshop and a large shop, the first in Italy to be called “concept store”, dedicated to the so-called “slow shopping”, with a refined selection of products.
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