Live the city like a local: meet one of our concierge.
Experience the top hotspots and hidden gems following the tips from our insider.
Book your appointment
Download the app and select the concierge who will accompany you during your visit at the store, making your experience unique.
Milan Design Week occurs in April and lasts a whole week, but the city itself is also the undisputed capital of national design, with shops, museums and exhibitions that are open all year round. What to do, where to go, what to buy.
The interior design exhibition – held each year in April at Fiera Milano – was and is still officially known as Salone Internazionale del Mobile. But nowadays, everyone calls it Milan Design Week. It’s become so busy and current that its popularity is nearly outgrowing the sought-after fashion week which takes place in exclusive invitation-only locations. Design week, however, is an ensemble of open-to-the public activities.
It is the Fuorisalone which makes Milan so interesting – that is, the set of events distributed in different areas of Milan, called Districts, which experience a permanent atmosphere of exhibitions and events that change the face of the city. While in the halls of the trade fair professionals meet big design names, outside, in the streets, young emerging talents, fans and talent scouts establish the design of the future from the bottom. It all started in Zona Tortona, but within a few years the Fuorisalone has expanded throughout the city up to the center, in Brera and Porta Venezia and Lambrate-Ventura in the suburbs. Traffic becomes unbearable and parties are on every night. Once the Salone del Mobile is finished, Milan, however, remains the capital of design.
Since 1923, it has represented the exhibition space dedicated to art, design, architecture, fashion and film. Hosting exhibitions and the Triennale Design Museum – the first museum of Italian design. The café located on the top floor overlooking Parco Sempione and Castello Sforzesco offers great views of the city.
The official exhibition takes place in the Fiera Milano space, but it is the Fuorisalone that makes Milan so interesting. Fuorisalone is the set of events distributed in different areas of Milan: Zona Tortona, the centre, Porta Venezia. The program is huge and can be found on the site. www.fuorisalone.it
A megastore on la Rinascente -1 floor which houses design brands, gadgets and gift ideas, leather goods, lighting, electronics and funny, useful and beautiful souvenirs for your home.
The centre of Milan is the beating heart of fashion, design and lifestyle. Every trend within the city, like fashion, food, design and art is set here around la Rinascente – hence, laRinascente district.
Former industrial area transformed into a trendy hub thanks to design showrooms, art workshops, bars and multipurpose spaces. During Fuorisalone it is crowded. The rest of the year, it is a pleasant place for a nice walk and window shopping. Not to be missed: The Design Library.