Designer Stores – a Select List
ALESSI—New opening in May 2014. An “art factory” which offers utensils and accessories signed by some of the most renowned names in international design. Open Mon 3pm-7 pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.alessi.com. Via A. Manzoni 14/16. T:+39 02 795726. M3 Montenapoleone.
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:+39 02 778712201. M3 Montenapoleone.
AZUCENA—Outstanding quality both in terms of design and innovative materials, often combined with more conventional ones, interpreted by artisans and architects. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Fri 9am-1pm/2.30pm-7pm; Sat 9am-1pm. www.azucena.it. Via della Passione, 8. T:+39 02 798527. M1 San Babila.
BELLORA—The finest home linen manufacturer in Italy for a spontaneous, fresh lifestyle marked by simplicity and elegance. In addition to three shops (via Monti 27, via Durini 17, and via Manzoni 43) Bellora also has corners in the Coin flagship stores. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am- 7pm. www.bellora.it. Via A. Manzoni, 43. T:+39 02 6596361. M3 Montenapoleone.
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:+39 02 76020745. M1 San Babila.
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:+39 02 781948. M1 San Babila.
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:+39 02 58304150. M3 Missori, M3 Crocetta.
DE PADOVA—A temple of high-class Italian design, each floor of its flagship store is dedicated to a specific sector – bedroom furniture, living-room furniture, accessories, office furniture – all featuring simple, clean-cut, classic contemporary lines. Open Mon 3pm- 7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.depadova.it. Corso Venezia, 14. T: 02 777201. M1 San Babila, M1 Palestro.
DE VECCHI—Design, tradition, peerless quality, Made in Italy and craftsmanship, since 1935. The shop sells vases, lamps, jugs, silver trays and tableware become contemporary objects of style. Visionary designs, unique techniques and a clear expression of shapes combine to make them ‘living’ elements. Via Santo Spirito, 14. T: +39 02 76394441. M3 (yellow line) Montenapoleone. Readers of “Where Milan” will receive a surprise from its owners
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-7.30pm; Tues-Sat 9.30am-1pm/3pm-7.30pm. www.flos.com. Corso Monforte, 9. T:+39 02 76003639. M1 San Babila.
FLOU-NATEVO —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:+39 02 654245. Tram Line 9, Monte Nero-Spartaco.
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 Tue-Sat 10am-1pm and 2pm-7pm. www.fontanaarte.it. Corso Monforte, 13. T:+39 02 87213872 . M1 San Babila.
KARTELL—This is the flagship store of a brand that has become a household name worldwide. It offers furniture, accessories and lamps, interpreted in a wide array of different colours. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am- 7pm. www.kartell.it. Via C. Porta, 1. T:+39 02 6597916. M3 Turati.
MERITALIA-Leader company in series and custom made furniture, specialized in high quality design. Research and innovation are key points in sofas, armchairs, tables, chairs, beds and furniture. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.meritalia.it. Via Durini, 23. T:+39 02 76007701. M1 San Babila.
PAOLA C.—It offers table accessories and objects in glass, ceramics and metal created by a small number of select designers. Open Mon-Fri 10am-1pm/3pm-7pm. Saturday by appointment only. www.paolac.com. Via Solferino, 11. T:+39 02 862409. M2 Moscova.
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 Manzoni, 30. T:+39 02 97070170. M3 Montenapoleone.
SAWAYA & MORONI—Offers furniture and, in particular, chairs, distinguished by an eclectic, ultra-contemporary style. Open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm. www.sawayamoroni.com. Via A. Manzoni, 11. T:+39 02 86395218. M3 Montenapoleone.
SPAZIO PONTACCIO—It stocks unique design masterpieces of international and Italian classic and modern design furniture. Open Mon 3pm-7pm; Tues-Sat 10am-7pm. www.spaziopontaccio.it. Via Pontaccio, 18. T:+39 02 8057025. M2 Lanza.
SPOTTI—A selection of the best interior design solutions for a complete and tailored project. The ideal space for each client, designing unique living and working environments. Open Mon 3pm–7pm; Tues–Sat 10am-7pm. Closed Sun. www.spotti.com. Viale Piave, 27. T:+39 02 781953. M1 Porta Venezia.
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. Open Mon-Sat 10am-2pm and 3pm-7pm.. www.venini.com. Via Montenapoleone, 10. M3 Montenapoleone.
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:+39 02 65584928. M3 Turati.