Don’t miss in Milan
Milan Design week is fast approaching, set to take place at venues across the Italian design capital 9-14 April 2019. Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Fuorisalone and all the other events that make up MDW guarantee a design experience like no other. The following advice on what not to miss in Milan offers some highlights from COVER 54’s insider guide on how to do Milan, written by this issue’s guest editors cc-tapis.
Bars & restaurants
Caffè Fernanda in Pinacoteca di Brera Art Museum
Caffè Fernanda, Pinacoteca di Brera’s new café designed by rgastudio, is conceived as part of the art museum. Named after the legendary postwar director Fernanda Wittgens, it echoes the gallery’s new layout.
Trippa is consistently called one of the best trattorias in Italy, presenting house specialities such as risotto Milanese in an informal setting with a retro feel.
This neighbourhood bar has been serving cocktails since 1947, and is a cult destination for sophisticated drink devotees.
Don’t miss in Milan
Villa Nechhi Campiglio
Villa Necchi Campiglio is an architectural gem from Italy’s interwar period, complete with a swimming pool and smoking room.
Dan Flavin’s site-specific installation Untitled has been lighting up the Chiesa Rossa since 1997.
Ore Streams by Formafantasma
The 22nd Triennale highlights the idea of restorative design in view of humanity’s relationship with the natural environment.
Museums & attractions
Labirinto della Masone
Franco Maria Ricci’s Labyrinth is the largest in existence, and created entirely out of bamboo plants.
Il Sereno Hotel
Patrica Urquiola’s Il Sereno Hotel on the shore of Lake Como is inspired by the glistening water and the dramatic mountain backdrop.
Shopping in Milan
‘For the best furniture in Milan.’ The most interesting brands are collected in Selected by Spotti during Milan Design Week.
‘The real Milanese souvenir.’ Go to the three-storey flagship store for a full immersion in the Fornasetti aesthetic.
‘Visit the Dimore Gallery for a truly Milanese experience, vintage, contemporary, textiles… everything.’
Objects of Matter
‘A young Italian start-up creating custom textiles woven in Milan.’ The Objects of Matter studio cherishes our everyday interactions with fabric.