Milano 2024

est magazine Special Edition | Milano 2024

Putting together our 2024 Milan special felt similar to the pace of Milan Design Week and Salone del Mobile.Milano itself, with its back-to-back lineup of installations, events, product releases and designer conversations.

First, we asked design commentators Karen McCartney and David Harrison to distil the essence of the week with their 50 highlights – from the most memorable visits to lesser-known products and collaborations. Karen also caught up with renowned Italian architect, artist and interior designer Vincenzo de Cotiis in his gallery exhibition, Archaeology of Consciousness, and David sat down with Spanish architect David Lopez Quincoces nearly a decade after their first interview.

While on the ground, I spoke to Belgian architect and Molteni&C. creative director Vincent Van Duysen, Milanese creative duo and 6:AM Glassworks founders Edoardo Pandolfo and Francesco Palù, Belgian designer Arno Declercq and French designer Inga Sempé. You’ll also find conversations with Milanese architect Hannes Peer and French architect India Mahdavi, who share how their 2024 offerings reflect their broader creative vision.

Importantly, we profiled seven Australian designers who introduced new lighting and furniture as part of the week. As Melbourne-based lighting designer Christopher Boots affirms, “Milan is cultural oxygen… If you’re interested in creating a better future worth living in, Milan offers that opportunity.”

For our cover story, we take a private tour through the studio of lighting designers Giopato & Coombes and an exclusive look inside the home of artist and designer Filippo Carandini, as well as two other exceptional Milanese homes. We leave you with a refreshed guide on places to eat, drink and be inspired in the city all year round.

Next month, in our June kitchen issue, we present the definitive guide to EuroCucina 2024. 

– Sophie Lewis, editor



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