Step into Milan chic-ness!

Ferragosto, the holiday celebrated in Italy on August 15, is not only considered the hottest day of summer, but also its turning point. So we at FROHSINN are already thinking ahead to the new living season and will soon be packing our bags again for the next big shopping trip to the Maison et Objet trade fair in Paris.

But before that, I'd like to take you back to Milan, where I went to the Salone Mobile in the spring. I particularly enjoy the many events and exhibitions that take place in the heart of the city. You get into houses, villas, palaces, and secret gardens that are hard to get into otherwise. The fantastic entrances sometimes make you hold your breath and make you want to take more care of your entrance at home. Here you will find inspiration to make the entrance to your home as chic as in Milan, as well as some personal Milan tips that will make you want to visit this unique city again in the fall.

The first impression counts

This statement is taken particularly seriously in Milan.
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.

Book Entryways of Milan / Ingressi di Milano

How to welcome in style

The entrance is the place of coming and going. Very important in the entrance are places where bags have a place and shelves for the many small things like keys or cell phone. A bench is perfect not only to place the handbag and shopping bags, but also to sit down to put on the shoes or briefly read the messages on the phone. Likewise, small tables do the entrance hall or the staircase good. They provide a place for bowls that serve as video pots, flowers, inspirational coffee table books, a lamp and a scented candle.

Mural Acrylic Slim Aarons - Hotel du Cap Eden Roc Bag Western TUCSON - turquoise Table lamp FLAKES of glass - whiteAccessory Box LIFESTYLE in leather smooth - foggy Scented candle THE ALABASTERS - Ernesto Wallet Western TUCSON embossed leather - silver

My tips for Milan

Mailänder Dom

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.

Restaurant Sant Ambroeus

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.

Villa Necchi Campiglio

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.

Kennen Sie Gae Aulenti?

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.