Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Tips For Visiting Milan During Design Week

The world is still centred around Europe in my opinion. The proximity of the countries mixed with the bursts of deep history and culture make it still, centuries on, the… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

The Fondazione Prada

Stepping above ground from the Metro you would be excused for feeling like you have arrived in the industrial centre of Milan. The suburban landscape is underwhelming and grey. However,… Read More.

Stephanie Sanders

Armani’s Best Retail Experience

When I started in the business of buying furniture, I would visit Milan every year and my fondest memory is of visiting the 8000 ft sq Armani megastore. The building was… Read More.

Anthony Spon-Smith

Milan 2013: Best of New Furniture II

Continuing on from Part I… 12// Secreto Coffee Table by Milan based studio Lorenz * Kaz for new brand Colé. Beautiful play of colours, shapes and proportions. 13// 45°/vetrina cabinet… Read More.

Dana Tomic Hughes

Milan 2013: Best of New Furniture I

Giving you a succinct summary of the best furniture released at this year’s Salone del Mobile and Milan Design Week is a daunting task. An overwhelming amount of furniture and… Read More.

Dana Tomic Hughes

Milan 2013: Spazio Rosanna Orlandi

Very few people in this world deserve the label of a true innovator. Rosanna Orlandi is definitely one of those people. Her eponymous Spazio, a former tie factory, has been… Read More.

Dana Tomic Hughes

Milano Art Deco: Villa Necchi

I first saw Villa Necchi in the Luca Guadagnino film I Am Love – a dramatic exploration of love and politics in the Italian bourgeoisie.  For me, it was love… Read More.

Felix Forest

Styling Magic: Studio Pepe Milan

“Believe in what you are doing and put as much passion as you can.” That’s the key to success for Arianna Lelli Marni and Chaira di Pinto. who together make… Read More.

Beth F

From Paris to Milan with Paola Navone

I recently became aware of Paola Navone – a Milan based architect, designer, art director, interior decorator, exhibitioner and event organiser…. Paola Navone is one creative gem! Here is a… Read More.

Caitlan N