Today we’re talking about one of the top locations whenever Milan Design Week comes around: we’re talking about the 5vie district, known as a cultural stronghold in the heart of Milan. In this article, we’re pretty much talking about one of the oldest but also emerging districts of Milan. Named after […]
The recently deceased Alessandro Mendini was without a doubt a key figure in Italian architecture, design, and illustration. Born in Milan in 1931 Mendini has left us with an everlasting influence that will continue to inspire many artists worldwide. Mendini had an intense and influential 60-year career, being a key figure in […]
Giorgio Armani has lived in his Milan home for 30 years, quoting “I moved into the house where i live in 1982, and snce then i have never wanted to change home, not even for a second. It is the perfect shelter, a place where i can relax completely. I worked with the architect Peter Marino, entrusting him with the interior decoration of the house and the task of giving shape to my desires and ideas”. (Full story here)
Today’s Milan Design Agenda article couldn’t start other way besides this.
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Walk through the gates, and you step into a massive front courtyard, and you’ll find yourself surrounded by a fortress of the Milanese fashion designer master’s making. Not only does this cluster of buildings house Armani’s home but it also emcompasses his design, communications, and marketing offices; the sizable underground theater where he used to present his collection, and indoor pool-plus a garden for good measure. The world’s most famous designer doesn’t do anything small.
In fact, all Giorgio Armani homes around the world – there are 10 at last count!-are epansive, situated in such stunningly beautiful settings as Antigua, Saint Tropez, and the volcanic island of Pantelleria, between Sicily and Tunisia. There’s also his yacht, which can be described as a floating villa.
However, and with Winter coming, there’s one place that all of us would like to be in, a six-bedroom 17th-century farmhouse in La Punt, southeast Switzerland…Milan Design Agenda calls it a true Celebrity Home !