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5 design districts to visit in Milan during Design Week 2021

Discover Milan's design hidden gems and have a drink walking around the city

5 design districts to visit in Milan during Design Week 2021 Discover Milan's design hidden gems and have a drink walking around the city

September is a month that smells of novelty, in which a sparkling Milan starts off great with events, pop-up stores, installations that from 4 to 10 September will populate showrooms, windows, historic buildings and entire streets on the occasion of Design Week and Fuorisalone. Many events (even free) to explore, where the signatures of the most famous names in the world of Italian architecture and furniture are concentrated to offer a unique point of view for the innovation of science that studies the relationship between body and space, with a hopeful look beyond the restart and towards the future. In this moment more unique than rare, Nss G-Club brings you to the 5 areas in the center of Milan that will light up design in search of the right creative stimuli with which to fill your eyes to start the year again in a great way, and why not also the belly: the places where to make a culinary stop are included in the article, for an itinerary in the name of design in all its forms, from the planning to the table.



The 5vie association has been working since 2013 to relaunch the smaller areas of the historic centre of Milan. The beauty of a city that grows between urban history and craftsmanship is hidden between Piazza dei Mercanti passing through Via dei Meravigli and Corso Magenta, meeting Via Torino and Corso di Porta Ticinese in a curious coexistence of elegance and street culture. Getting lost by bike on Via Santa Marta, Via Santa Maria Podone, Via Santa Maria Fulcorina, Via Bochetto and Via del Bollo means living a real local experience.

Events: Via Meravigli 9/b, Palazzo Turati "Masterly, The Dutch" In the captivating beauty of a period palace the works of design, fashion, photography, art, craftsmanship of 80 Dutch designers according to their gentle point of view, curated by Nicole Uniquole.

Have a bite at: Chiosco Mentana, for a drink, a sandwich on the fly and a bite of a slow Milan that smells of history or from Sixieme, bistro Space Six in via Scaldasole 7, which houses the installation "Mezzoterra Mezzomare. I mediterranei - Love Difference chairs" by Michelangelo Pistoletto, father of Italian Arte Povera.



In Tortona even the air smells of design: the most active creative district of the city houses large showrooms and exhibition spaces that pulsate with fashion and art at different times of the year. The bricks of the buildings change shape under the creative flair of the artists who interpret the environment at every design week, while graffiti and windows are mixed with the industrial effect of glass and steel of the huge buildings such as BASE, home of the fashion fair WHITE, Armani Silos and Superstudio+.

Events: Via Bergognone 34, BASE Milano, "We Will Design 2021", international designers, universities, institutions, companies and emerging brands, rethink the research and design of new ways of living together in a unique location. Via Tortona 27, Superstudio +, "CULT & MUST 2000/2020 le icone del nuovo millennio", "Donne & Design - Creatività al femminile", "Outdoor Generation".

Have a bite at: The Botanical Club, Via Tortona 33 innovative cocktail bar with a sophisticated design, where you can try pokè and Hawaiian flavors.



It’s the fifth most expensive street in the world, after the Champs-Elysées and Upper 5th Avenue, where the most exclusive pret-a-porter boutiques are concentrated. Take a walk through Via Montenapoleone is equivalent to drawing up a long list of wishes in terms of fashion and design: On the occasion of Milan Design Week, Hérmes presents its new look curated by Nichetto Studio, champion of cutting-edge projects for high fashion and design. Luca Nichetto has rethought the spaces of the French maison to accommodate the home decor collection "Art de Vivre" with a project inspired by classical mythology entitled Mythological Reinassance.

Events: Inauguration of D Studio, Design Holding showroom for B&B Italia, Fendi Casa, Bentley Home.

Have a bite at: Via Montenapoleone 9, Marchesi 1824, for a sweet break at an institution in terms of Italian pastry and Milanese history, owned by Prada Group or Via Durini 26, for a quick sandwich from Panini Durini in the street that gives the name to the Italian chain.


Porta Venezia/Palestro

The chorus of the Myss Keta hit contains a slice of life shared by many young people in search of beauty, autonomy and fashion in the background of the historic city gate. The area is full of Art Nouveau period buildings and elegant boutiques, which coexist in a particular atmosphere with the local cradle of history as well as the LGBTQ+ community: here rise the Mono, the Redcafè, Leccomilano and Lelephant, Milan Pride is held every year in June.

Events: Via Palestro 16, GAM Galleria d'Arte Moderna, "Bulgari: Methamorphosis", four international artists interpret the Serpenti collection of the Italian maison. Corso Venezia 16, Palazzo Serbelloni, Heineken The Greener Experience, a completely sustainable test-bar in the iconic setting.

Have a bite at: Via Palestro 18, Lùbar, garden restaurant and cafeteria, also in food truck version to live the season or via Mozart 10, at the Café of Villa Necchi Campiglio, Villa del Fondo Ambiente Italiano for a magical moment between beauty and nature.



The heart of the fashion district, one of the most chic districts, with a charm closely linked to Italian art and history, nightmare for valets. The timeless charm does not change from season to season despite the numerous cultural initiatives that animate the poetic area that attracts thousands of curious tourists all year round. Here the Art Gallery together with the Academy of Fine Arts carries the banner of creativity between history and innovation.

Events: Via della Spiga 26, Orto Botanico di Brera, Interni Creative Connections, highly anticipated exhibition-event of design and networking magazine Mondadori; Corso Garibaldi 71, Saucony Originals inaugurates the mural "Living the future metropolis" on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the sneakers SHADOW 6000, Via Manzoni 47, Signature Kitchen Suite, True to Food Garden Show, exhibition, pop-up market and themed tastings in the exclusive showroom

Have a bite at: Via Ponte Veneto 11, Salsamenteria di Parma, tasty for the palate, light for the pockets or Piazza San Marco 6, Clotilde for a Milanese lunch doc.