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Milan Design Week
A retro appartamento + news
This week is Salone del Mobile in Milan aka the largest furniture and furnishings fair in the world. Here are a couple of places where you can learn more about this year’s fair:
Salone del Mobile official website
Salone del Mobile official Instagram
Design: A Special Report [New York Times]
One of the cool installations custom-built for the fair comes from Artemest, one of my favorite hubs for finding a wide variety of Italian furnishings and handmade crafts.
For the occasion of the Saloni, Artemest invited six award-winning interior design firms to reimagine different rooms of an elegant 1930s Milan apartment. In a historic Milanese building in the 5Vie district, L’Appartamento was born.
The public will be able to see L’Appartamento for one week only. Here’s an assaggio—a taste, if you will.
Continue on the retro Milan design tip by taking a 20-minute metro ride to Casa Necchi Campiglio, a 1930s design villa managed by FAI. Or, you can go to super-secret speakeasy 1930—if you can find it.
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Here are some of the headlines I’ve been following lately:
Torino (Turin) inaugurates the «To Dream» Urban District [Il Sole 24 Ore]
Uffizi’s ticket price hike sparks row [The Art Newspaper]
The Uffizi Galleries have hiked their ticket prices because of pressures from rising energy prices, while a study shows that museums across the country are charging more for entry. Gennaro Sangiuliano, the Italian culture minister, suggested the increases were justified because Italian museums charge less than their European counterparts, sparking a debate about how much people should be asked to pay for culture.
The Uffizi, Italy’s most visited museum, announced on 10 January that full-price tickets would cost €25 during the high season (1 March to 30 November), up from €20. Early-bird visitors will pay €19 from 8.15am to 8.55am. Prices for low-season tickets remain unchanged.
CalcioNapoli24 live streams [YouTube]