Castello Sforzesco Suites
Castello Sforzesco Suites is a unique and innovative accommodation solution. It represents the best choice for those in town on vacation or work.Elegant, bright, quiet. Castello Sforzesco Suites has spacious and elegant 18 sqm bedrooms, furnished in a sophisticated style and with amenities that meet the best quality standards. Decorated with a refined taste. Oak wood flooring. Bathroom with white Carrara marble fillets. Everything is part of a 100% Made in Italy designer style. Spot lighting, beds, wardrobes, armchairs and bathroom accessories: every detail is designed to make Castello Sforzesco Suites the reference point for those looking for excellence in the heart of the city.
WOOD FLOORING in oak boards
LIGHTS Flos, Viabizzuno, Kristina Dam, Penta
ARMCHAIRS and FOOTRESTS B&B Italia and Sancal
NIGHT STANDS B&B Italia, with white Carrara marble top and satin finish
SINKS and MIRRORS Porcelanosa
Artisan BATHROOM FITTINGS Flaminia
WALL PAPER by Phillip Jeffries
MilanoUnica 24th edition + Roadshow
The pleasure of a journey, the dream of bringing together people of different cultures, the game of connecting past and present, these are the pillars on which Milano Unica has based its research on the trends for the next spring-summer 2018 season. Three macro themes have emerged, the result of a combination between a historical character and a true, yet idealized place, both for its glorious past and for its relevance in the collective imagination.
NEFERTITI IN IBIZA - The legendary queen of Egypt has been imagined while strolling around the shopping streets in Ibiza, where models, actresses, pop singers and international celebs parade in a glowing dimension of party-making and freedom of expression. The amethyst purple, the green shades and red hues of ancient Egyptian paintings, the feathers, the floral decorations, the symbols of the sun and the moon can be traced in the kaftans, in the prints and in the furniture of the homes in Ibiza. The binding link between Nefertiti and Ibiza is the love for a sunny and motherly spirituality.
KAZIMIR MALEVICH IN SORRENTO - The Russian artist was transported to the South, in the warm atmosphere of the Campania region: the square and round silhouettes, the vanishing points, the white spaces in contrast with Malevich’s yellow ones are those of the 3D geometric pattern tiles, the Sorrento majolicaware and flowers, the privileged destination for writers, poets and philosophers like Nietzsche, Goethe and Dickens. Here, the Sorrento majolicaware, lace, tatting and small fishing dories recall a tradition of craftsmanship and direct contact with nature. In fact, it was this ubiquitous expression of creativity that attracted people from all over the world, making Sorrento - from the ‘50s to date - a key destination for the most cultured and refined international jet setters.
CARLO MOLLINO IN TEHRAN - The architect from Turin flies to Persia to follow the traces of Iranian culture and Tehran, that has been transformed into a sort of earthly paradise with heavenly plants and palaces filled with mosaics and celestial representations, where the shah was used to host parties and entertain international celebrities - from Walt Disney to Indira Gandhi - thus contributing to creating a closed circuit between the Eastern and the Western world, which has always resulted in an enrichment of the world's greatest civilizations and, thus, becoming a source of inspiration for any form of creativity. In this theme, the rose windows of the Persian churches create a dialogue with the precious decorations of Mollino’s furniture, the organic shapes so much beloved by the architect recall the nature-inspired patterns of Persian carpets and, also, of the seductive royal atmospheres of Turin and of the shah's court.
ORIGINI – Concept for Gruppo Mondadori stores
The concept proposed for the new stores focuses on the user, pursuing the goal of creating a meeting place, a reading place, a place where to work and interact, via the web or directly with other Mondadori customers, caching and bringing to the present the spirit of the architect Oscar Niemeyer's project that gave rise to the prestigious Mondadori headquarters of Segrate.
The library is no longer a transit space for the purchase of books but also a place for rest and comparison, memory and research, relaxation and commitment, an area that is a reference for those who want to share the Mondadori philosophy and not just buy a book.
The central objects of this space are the tables and the bookshelves which are inspired from reinterpreting and transposing the Mondadori headquarters project prospect, by playing the rhythm of the project and transforming the structure of reinforced concrete into light oak wood.
To integrate the project and give dynamism and sociality to the Mondadori stores, a bar has been added, where you can read and at the same time have a drink at the table. Light and vegetation complete the project of contemporary space related to its origins.
MilanoUnica 25th Edition + Roadshow
«Cinema is the essence from which dreams are made», said Charlie Chaplin.
Cinema as magic and especially as the art of aesthetic and contemplative reflection is the source of inspiration for the four trends that MilanoUnica has identified for Fall-Winter 2018/2019.
PAOLO SORRENTINO DIRECTS DYNASTY
“From Hedonism to Trumpism”
The eighties with their shameless opulence and current self-congratulatory excesses entrusted to the web. The nostalgia of carefree times and the need to escape the contemporary. Bombastic beauties and the pursuit of eternal youth. And yet, the hedonism of that time and current “Trumpism”.
Accents on opulence made from a wealth of materials, baroque inflections and swerving couture but with an ironic nonchalance when dealing with luxury. For a lustrous yet practical effect.
PEDRO ALMODÓVAR DIRECTS VICTOR VICTORIA
“The glamorous Agender”
“Victor Victoria” is a movie that Blake Edwards filmed in 1982 but whose screenplay was taken from an old 1934 film. To reinterpret this American romance-musical, set in Paris, the Spaniard Pedro Almodóvar was chosen who, with his distinctive narrative style, brings the heroine Victoria to the pop-glamour limelight, forced to pose as a man to earn a living.
Collages of fabrics and lingerie-like network and overlapping evening and day pieces, contrast of different weights with a vibrant infusion of colour and a crossover between male and female, for an unconventional style that occasionally shifts into masquerade, intended as a party game.
STANLEY KUBRICK DIRECTS SHERLOCK
“The English classic with a fulfilling twist”
From the contrast between the intellectual training of the New York director Stanley Kubrick, not surprisingly a British naturalized citizen, and the imperturbability of a typically British character such as Sherlock Holmes, originates the imaginary particles of creativity that combine tradition and transgression, depth and superficiality, rationality and instinct.
Speed, pragmatism and elegance: this is the triad that characterises the theme. Appreciation of tradition and daring: new urgent needs lead to developing unreleased material and the true evolution of research arises from the dialogue between those with visions and those with needs, between those who create and those who consume.
QUENTIN TARANTINO DIRECTS LITTLE BUDDHA
“The spirit of an extreme traveller”
This is the theme of the extreme traveller, one who tackles life as an adventure, a path to the edge of the world, to discover new horizons, cultures, lives, and customs. But also a journey into oneself, looking for an inner, more spiritual strength. Hence the contrasting paradox of the poetics of Quentin Tarantino and that of Bernardo Bertolucci.
The simple, ritualistic and almost rustic world of Nepal is intertwined with the technological and fast one of American and blends into a style of an unbiased traveller able to survive in extreme situations and while at the same time remaining elegant in his wools, furs and mohair.