The last day in Milan, and it was off to explore the latest ‘design district’ established for the fair, set in San Gregorio, an area once known as ‘Petit Paris’. Arriving on Sunday morning it looked pretty unpromising, but it in the end I think it was my favourite district of all. Despite half of it (Wallpaper* exhibition I’m talking to you) being closed.
One of the real pleasures of the Milan Design Week is that you get the chance to see inside places in the city that would usually be closed to you. I went with the fella this year, who in a previous life lived and taught in Milan. He said how nice it was to see […]
Just back from Milan’s 2014 Design Fair. I have a suntan, a hangover, a suitcase full of design bumpf and a canvas shopping bag that Jill was immediately envious of. Jog on Jill, it’s mine.
I’m in Milan, daaaarlings, swanning around palazzos full of dimly lit furniture, sipping a tiny espresso and trying not to trip over any exhibits. The city has a great reputation for cutting edge design, and high-profile designers always display items here that will be influencing our own interiors tastes for years to come.
There’s six weeks of lovely weather coming! Time to get in that sea. Sadly though, in my home town, the winter storms’ effects are still being felt. The gorgeous 1930s lido that sticks out into the sea got a heavy battering, and the already vulnerable structure has suffered.