Step into Milan chic-ness!
The first impression counts
The entrances in many Milanese houses are absolutely overwhelming. These two examples I photographed during my visit to Milan show wonderfully elegant, architecturally exciting entrances from two different eras. What's interesting is that both show a great kinship. This particular place, through which one enters the respective grand apartments, fascinates not only me as an interior designer. The German publisher Taschen has even dedicated an entire book to it, with examples by such famous architects as Gio Ponti or Piero Portaluppi. Of course, we have immediately included this beautiful illustrated book in our Coffee Table Book selection at FROHSINN.
How to welcome in style
My tips for Milan
Climb up to
Milan's Duomo is not just a splendor from the outside. Be sure to go inside and up to the roof! Inside you will discover the fantastic floor and many wonderful treasures and from the roof, a unique panoramic view of the city.
The best Spaghetti Napoli
I have had in the Restaurant Sant Ambroeus at Corso Giacomo Matteotti 7. Also treat yourself to an exclusive dinner at the luxurious Antico Ristorante Boeucc at Piazza Belgioioso 2, this is something similar for the Milanese, as for us Zurichers the Kronenhalle.
A fantastic place
for fashion and design events is the Villa Necchi Campiglio at Via Mozart 14. It is a museum and open to the public. The villa was built in the thirties by the great architect Piero Portalupi for the Necchi Campiglio family. Very beautiful is also Villa Mozart just opposite.
Do you know Gae Aulenti?
Furniture by the Italian architect and designer Gae Aulenti (1927-2012) was also on display in Milan. After her education at the Politecnico in Milan, Gae Aulenti designed, among others, furniture and products for Knoll and Artemide. A world-famous classic is, for example, her lamp Pipistrello. Gae Aulenti also worked on editorial boards and taught as a lecturer in many countries around the world. In the eighties she led the conversion of the Paris Gare d'Orsay into a museum. Quite recently, the trendy French fashion house Jacquemus has included some of her furniture in its collection, certainly ensuring that a younger generation will fall in love with the works of the legendary designer.