Brera: Must-See Design Week Destinations Flickr/Madmartigand

Brera: Must-See Design Week Destinations

The epicentre of Design Week, find out what you can see and do in Milan's chicest neighbourhood.

by Ife Adedeji and Christina Hambi

 The most obvious starting point in this area is Brera. In Brera you can trace back the history and essence of Italy’s financial capital, which often appears closed off and hidden behind grand arched doorways and narrow paths. Encompassed by some of the city's up and coming areas, you’ll discover that the traditional paved stones set a free-flowing trail which flourishes with character and zeal absorbing the influences of the old. With the Porta Nuova and Isola districts just a stone’s throw away across the railway tracks, it is only natural that a flurry of design and architectural exhibitions and points of interest follow suit. One of the fastest-developing areas of chic in the city, make sure you take the time to find your bearings and discover something spectacular.

Moroso

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Never one to be outdone during Salone, Moroso’s offerings always require your full attention, and this year is no different. Partnering up with one of its collaborators, Moroso’s showroom turns into a fantastical world of form and finesse with a blend of intriguing and immersive installations, plus new and established designs.

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Dimore Gallery

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Set over multiple floors this gallery, owned by architect-duo Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran, hosts a wonderful collection of furnishings that dramatically fuse design, fashion and architecture.

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Statuto 13

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Known for displaying original works of contemporary art, this year Statuto 13 will host Alexander Lamont, who invites you to dive into his new collection, which draws inspiration from his travels from East to West.

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Rubelli

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Venetian experts in fine fabrics for interiors and furniture, also including wall coverings, Rubelli will be launching their new Donghia and Rubelli Casa furniture collections at their Milan showroom during Salone del Mobile.

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Fantini

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Fantini’s Milan showroom is elegant and sleek; dark marble walls highlight their range of exquisite designs. Known for their refined brassware and bathroom fittings, this is the perfect time to explore the company’s latest offerings.

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For more inspiration on how you can be part of Design Week this spring, visit our Milan city page to keep up with all the things you need to know, the places you need to dine and the bars that you need to be seen in.

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