Best Places for Design Inspiration in Milan

2018-10-01T13:58:42+00:00 EDITOR'S ITCH, Lifestyle, Travel|

Come for the fashion, stay for the design.

Milan is known around the world for being one of the top fashion destinations. The city combines art, gastronomy, food, and luxury all into one place, making it the perfect location for fashionistas and designers. The high end stores surrounded by gorgeous architecture makes for quite the stroll, and you’re bound to come across a variety of creatives while there.

Although the most notable destination for art and history lovers is the Duomo, we at Designitch have pulled together a list of equally inspirational places to visit so you can get the most out of your time in Milan.

 The famous Spazio Rossana Orlandi design gallery

Design

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Part showroom, retail store, office, and event space, this gallery is one of the most revered platforms for avant-garde design and lifestyle creators. Founded in 2002, this gallery is credited with giving many talented designers their start.

10 Corso Como

Fashion design

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Head to 10 Corso Como for one of the best fashion and design experiences of your life! One of the most beautiful shopping and dining complexes in Milan, it is home to a cafe, hotel, fashion boutique, and keeps you constantly surrounded by wonderful music, delicious cuisine, and unique design.

Bar Martini

Milan martini bar

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Featuring chic, black decor and Dolce & Gabbana floors, this is where you can eat an entire meal’s worth of aperitivo while sipping on over two dozen types of martinis!

La Triennale di Milano 

Design museum

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As one of the very first design museums, La Triennale di Milano is home to numerous exhibitions and is known for being at the forefront of contemporary art and architecture. The museum is also well known for hosting Milan Design Week each year, as well as exhibitions for designers such as Giorgio Armani and Louis Vuitton!

Il Salumaio di Montenapoleone

 

Il Salumaiodi Monte Napoleone

Photo from https://www.flawlessmilano.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/salumaio-montenapoleone-columns.jpg?91694aOne of the most beautiful and serene dining spots in Milan, this restaurant will make you feel as if you are dining in a palace. Situated in a courtyard, this pretty spot will give you a break from the noise of the city as well as some delicious food!

Atelier Biagetti

Art, design

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Design studio meets exhibition space at Atelier Biagetti, where its owners Alberto Biagetti and artist Laura Baldassari house thought provoking works that provide commentary on both human behavior and society’s obsessions. Stop by their studio to take in their project trilogy, titled BODY BUILDING, NO SEX, and GOD – all of which seek to explore the urges and emotions that drive us.

Pasticceria Marchesi

Milan, cafe, food

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No trip to Italy would be complete without a stop at one of the Marchesi cafés. Here you can take in Italian luxury by sipping on delicious coffee and eating delectable sweets while being surrounded by some of Milan’s finest design and architecture. Its locations are perfectly located next to Versace and the Prada men’s store, and provides the perfect break for any shopping day!

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