Milan Design Week (Salone del Mobile) 2017 has just passed. For the past weeks, we’ve witnessed global creative and fashionistas on the street. They have come to the right spot – Milan is a wonderful place to shop! Hunting for unique, inspiring design that you can only get in Milan? Here is my private list of best shopping secrets.
1. Jewelry/watches: Orologeria Pisa
Today’s Pisa Orologeria is an upscale watch heaven. You’ll find big names like Piaget, Hublot, as well as individual artisan watchmakers such as Gruebel Forsey and Parmigiani Fleurier.
I love this watch shop because it has classic-looking watches that are also precious pieces of jewelry. Often times, it is hard to find the combination of watch craftsmanship with jewelry-like beauty. I have never had problem finding unique pieces of jewelry-watch in Pisa Orologeria. The brand’s iconic line features the sinuous curve, called “the Line of Grace”, and gives a timeless, feminine look. Fun fact: the Pisa family founded the first Italian watchmaking school!
2. Contemporary Italian furniture: Baxter
Baxter is world-famous for its otherworldly beautiful leather furniture. What I love the most is that Baxter’s leather furniture doesn’t look like anything ancient or old-school, which is usually associated with the use of leather.
The brand succeeds in transforming the visual heaviness of leather into a light, contemporary, modern looking piece. Most of the Baxter furniture has a minimalist aesthetic, which matches well in every kind of modern home settings. Baxter’s design is ultra modern, low-key elegant, but the fine leather texture gives every piece the “extra” element to be surprised about.