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My Milan: JHB-based interior architect and designer Julia Day’s top 5 finds in Milan

The designer wraps up our expert-led reviews of design’s biggest week

By House & Garden South Africa | June 17, 2022 | Design

The final instalment in our week-long series that looks back on the highlights of Milan Furniture Fair is here, courtesy of interior designer and Generation store owner, Julia Day.

Dimore Studio

Dimore Studio really pulled out the stops this year with a cinematic presentation of their furniture line styled in their historic apartment in via Solferino, with walls swathed in clotted cream plaster and a palette of faded rose. The rooms were filled with smoke machines which emitted a haze through which we viewed these incredible vignettes.

Dimore Studio by Julia Day

Paul Smith Everyday collection for DePadova

A sensitive and beautifully detailed collection is the outcome of the fabulous collaboration between Paul Smith and DePadova. Subtle artisanal accents can be seen in the stitching, the use of hemp-mix fabrics and etched Pietra Pece marble.

Courtesy of Paul Smith

Ava’ table by David Lopez Quincoces for DePadova

I had to restrain myself and not walk out of the showroom with the ‘Ava’ table by David Lopez Quinoces under my arm. This piece is the perfect fusion between Scandinavian and Brazilian design, exemplifying simplicity and elegance.

Ava’ table avid Lopez Quincoces for DePadova

‘Chant’ Chandelier by Lee Broom

Absolutely loved this chandelier and its geometric structure, which is reminiscent of the glass bricks used in the 80s. The juxtaposition of the square and circle as well as the glass and brass details used in this piece give a layered but still simple and iconic look to the overall design.

Lee Broom’s “Chant” Chandelir

Text by Sandiso Ngubane