Milan Design Week 2019 starts in two weeks and, following a now well-established tendency, it is set to transform Milan with special events, projects and presentations. From Fuorisalone to Salone del Mobile, we will be on an inspiring journey to find all about the latest design trends for the following year. This luxury guide brings you the best restaurants, hotels, exhibitors, sights, design districts and art galleries in Milan so you can have an unforgettable stay. Keep reading if you want to know more about the most important event in the world related to the topic of design.
The Bvlgari Hotel is the perfect choice to make you feel at home in the heart of the city – thumbs up for the remarkable aesthetics, the polished lines and the luxurious details. Here you’ll find a friendly staff team that will take care of you in a welcoming and soothing atmosphere. The perfect combination of elegant and modern design.
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For enthusiasts of clean design and quiet accommodations, here’s the Park Hyatt. This one has it all – multicourse tasting menus, private terraces, gorgeous views of the city and a Michelin-starred restaurant. Enjoy the best Milan has to offer in a peaceful way because this is the kind of experience you’ll never forget.
If you’re looking forward to stopping by Milan’s fashion boutiques, then the Mandarin Oriental might be an appropriate option – it just takes a short walk. The rooms and suites were designed by Antonio Citterio and the hotel is set in a complex of 18th Century buildings. Not convinced yet? There’s a 2 Michelin stars restaurant on-site!
Only a few minutes away from Via Montenapoleone and Piazza del Duomo, the Armani Hotel will charm you in every possible way you can imagine. Yes, the hotel was designed and developed by Giorgio Armani so be ready for moments of absolute bliss and serenity. You can thank us later!
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Claudio Liu opened this fine restaurant in 2007 and now it is seen as a “food temple”. Delicious dishes set the scenario for this sensational restaurant, whose kitchen is led by Michele Biassoni. For fans of mouth-watering raw dishes, Iyo has the master Masaki Okada on the sushi counter. Tasty!
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Located in a lovely villa, Miramonti l’Altro di Concesio combines the greatest food with the owners’ hospitality. Fish from the lake and the sea and a distinct French influence will surely blow your senses. There’s also a selection of Italian cheeses and other varieties you need to taste. Don’t miss it!
Away from Milan’s bustle, we find this sensational restaurant… on the hills. It has been a favorite for the seafood lovers since 1960 so what are you waiting for? Da Vittorio di Brusaporto received it’s third Michelin star in 2010 for their out-of-this-world food and its decoration is simply mesmerizing. Feel hungry yet?
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If you enjoy the simple side of things, here’s a restaurant for you. A creative kitchen, a cozy environment and traditional recipes make this famous place. Oh, and there’s also a phenomenal wine cellar with a selection of about one hundred labels. Because life is all about the simple pleasures.
Il Duomo is one of the most magnificent churches ever, an example of the Flamboyant Gothic style. It’s massive, colossal and, of course, extremely inspiring. If you have the chance, take a walk on the roof of the cathedral because that’s an impressive experience with mind-blowing views of the city.
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If you’re into luxury shops and elegant cafés, you’ll find Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II a lovely place to visit. Built between 1865 and 1877, designed by Giuseppe Mengoni, it’s a splendid example of the 19th Century’s architecture style. It’s like being in the setting of a movie… a luxurious one.
Located next to one of the most amazing Milan gardens, Castello Sforzesco features a collection of decorative art, antiquities and a gallery that includes paintings by Bellini, Bergognone and Antonello da Messina. Perfect for those relaxed times with your family or friends. You won’t regret it.
Visiting Teatro Alla Scala is one of those adventures of a lifetime. You’ll feel the pulsation of years of cultural heritage filling the atmosphere of the most prestigious opera house in the world. Verdi, Rossini and Toscanini performed here at La Scala and there’s also a museum inside you must visit.
Galleries, museums and exhibitions highlight issues of great social importance. Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, founded in 1979, is a space fully dedicated to contemporary art. The goal, back in the day, was to generate all sorts of discussion on art and contemporary projects, casting a glance towards the future. Nowadays, the mission goes on.
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Hangar Bicocca is where you’ll find amazing art installations, cutting-edge exhibitions and inspiring workshops. If you’re planning to go out of the city center, Hangar Bicocca might be the perfect choice since it is like a contemplation place for the art enthusiasts. Design is in constant mutation and Hangar Bicocca is a dynamic proof of that.
Museo del Novecento is dedicated to the 20th Century and how it inspired us as years passed by. It’s a place of tremendous value in what comes to cultural and artistic heritage. There are a lot of exhibitions happening throughout the year and certainly you’ll find a lot of things that will make you fall in love instantly. Art is powerful!
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Here’s a good example of ideological renovation. MUDEC was an old factory that got transformed into a complex of studios, workshops and other creative spaces. Industrial archaeology gives way to the world of imagination and now you get to see it with your own eyes. Because change always brings good things.
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Isola Design District is to be found next to contemporary architectural excellences such as Piazza Gae Aulenti, Bosco Verticale or the Unicredit Tower. Within this context, a new system made of typical courtyards, shop windows, indoor and open spaces has been created to showcase projects of international emerging designers and local artisans.
Described as the new Italian Brooklyn, the Lambrate Design District brings you out of the Milan chaos to put you in a dimension that exudes ideas and innovation. It has been reconfirmed a cult location for all the design lovers of the world. From 2000, the district has been the subject of an upgrading, which is still going on thanks to its constant evolution.
Tortona Design District is almost like an exposition of the latest design trends. Lofts, photographic and design studios, showrooms, workshops, fashion ateliers and industrial sites in the district are transformed into exhibition areas where, each year, over one hundred companies present their best products from their previous years.
Ⓒ Brera Design District
For all those who are attending Milan Design Week, the Brera Design District is a mandatory stopping point. It’s like a parallel universe you will remember for life and for sure you’ll feel the need to come back every now and then. From digital marketing to concept and graphic design, with all that is in between, Brera has a bit of everything.
Ⓒ Boca do Lobo
Boca do Lobo represents the art of designing exclusive pieces. They are one of the most powerful furniture brands in the world and Salone del Mobile, once more, will be experiencing it. Everything here is unique, luxurious and handmade. Because the biggest ambitions always lead to the best interiors!
Another brand that elevates craftsmanship, Brabbu is a the top of their game. Inspired by an intense way of living, they are known in the design world for bringing fierceness and power into an urban lifestyle. The brand works in both private and commercial projects.
Ⓒ Essential Home
With presence all over the world, Essential Home is one of those brands that everyone loves. They are the real mid-century masters and their furniture brings out elements from the glamorous Hollywood era with a contemporary twist. You can expect serious amounts of refined elegance and luxury!
Ⓒ Covet House
Covet House is the ultimate tradeshow experience. Aiming to bring back the tradition of sitting face to face with partners and friends, this is where desires and lasting relationships are established – this is a place for design celebration worldwide. Now with a 900m2 stand, the biggest so far, Covet House is ready to give wings to your imagination once again.
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