Milan Design Week 2018 is almost upon us. Arguably the most important date in the design calendar, this vast event brings together thousands of exhibitors from all over the world. From Salone del Mobile at Rho showgrounds to Fuori Salone in the Isola Design District, there are endless exhibitions and installations across the city. With so much to see, our A.LONDON team share their top picks for Milan Design Week 2018.
Dimore Gallery | Via Solferino, 11, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Dimore Studio, the Milanese interior designer duo famous for their maximalist mash ups, combining various historical styles with playful colour and texture are set to present another inspirational installation showcasing their latest collection at Via Solferino 11.
Villa Borsani | Via Umberto I, 148, 20814 Varedo MB, Italy
To celebrate the upcoming retrospective of his work, to be held at Triennale di Milano in May, the home of architect and designer Osvaldo Borsani will once again opens its doors to the public, visitors can enjoy a rare glimpse of this beautifully conserved Modernist villa.
Disco Gufram | Mediateca Santa Teresa, Via della Moscova 28, Milan
The radical Italian furniture brand Gufram, known for their sculptural, pop art inspired pieces are showcasing their latest collection, Disco Gufram at a library-turned-nightclub. Expect dance floor inspired geometric carpets and furniture topped with melting disco balls.
After a full day soaking up all that Milan Design Week 2018 has to offer, you’ll find the A.LONDON Team sampling the local cuisine at some of the city’s many unique dining spots. Here are a few of their favourite places to relax and unwind after a day of exhibitions and shows:
Ceresio 7 | Via Ceresio, 7, 20154 Milano MI, Italy
Enjoy classic Italian cooking with a contemporary twist at this stylish roof top spot. Ceresio 7 offers unparalleled views of the Milan skyline, two swimming pools and an extended outdoor terrace. The perfect place to enjoy aperitivo whilst taking in the sunset.
Giacomo Milano | Via Pasquale Sottocorno, 6, 20129 Milano MI, Italy
Step back into a simpler time at Ciacomo Milano. Designed by Renzo Mongiardina and Studio Peregalli, this traditional Tuscan restaurant is famed for its authentic atmosphere, fresh seafood and delicious deserts.
Fioraio Bianchi Caffe | Via Montebello, 7, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Fioraio Bianchi is a Parisian gem located in the heart of Milan. Slow sip a coffee, pause for a light lunch or enjoy an intimate dinner in this enchanting flower filled cafe.