Milan, the capital of Lombardy, has a population of 1.3 million people. It is the biggest industrial city in Italy with many different industrial sectors. It is a magnetic point for designers, artists, photographers, and models. Milan has an ancient city center with high and interesting buildings and palazzos, which is why so many people from all over the world want to see the city of glamour.
1. Antonio Citterio
Antonio Citterio is an Italian designer mostly known for his collaborations with prestige Italian brands, among them BB Italia. He has made several collections for the brand, most notably the Maxalto collection which was enrichened last year with some more elegant chairs, and seating systems, featuring new range extensions and new finishes.
2. Atelier Biagetti
Atelier Biagetti is a company that consists of the culmination of the work of both Alberto Biagetti and Laura Baldassari. Both Biagetti and Baldassari are currently living and working in Milan, having had an extensive career before fate eventually brought them together to create Atelier Biagetti.
3. Cristina Celestino
Born in Pordenone in 1980, Cristina Celestino worked in several areas of architecture, before finally focusing her attention on interior architecture and design. With that, she moved to Milan in 2009 where she created “Attico”, her own design brand which mainly focused on the conception of lamps and furnishings production.
4. Dimore Studio
Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran invested in the fields of Design, Art, and Fashion, and founded Dimore Studio in 2003. This duo of contemporary designers carried out every project with their own unique signature style: pieces created by historical design master artisans merged with domestic materials and other modified objects to forge a singular atmosphere. Dimore Studio interprets memories and creates dreams, crossing the boundaries between art and design, fashion and architecture.
5. Fabio Novembre
Fabio Novembre earned his degree as an architect in 1992, the year in which one of the references of contemporary Italian design. Since he began his career he became notorious for his take on restaurants, dance clubs, and shops either in Italy or abroad. He also manages to have a unique and provocative design in his furniture conceptions as we can see by unique looking pieces such as the Org table, the Adaptation sofas and armchairs, the And sofa, and the carpets Mino and Pure Italy. Above all Novembre is known for trying to make a statement with every piece he produces.
6. Giulio Cappelini
Giulio Cappelini is often referred to as an emblematic figure in the design panorama as a whole. Born in 1954, he was deeply involved with design since childhood thanks to his family business. After graduating in Architecture, he immediately launched himself in the family business as well as other international prestige brands.
7. Laura Pozzi
Laura Pozzi created Laura Pozzi Studio in 2003, a business-focused in styling, interior design, set design, and photo production. Laura herself has the role of stylist, creative director, and executive producer in an interior design firm currently located in Follina, Treviso, and Milan.
8. Ludovica+Roberto Palomba
Ludovica and Roberto Palomba are often referred to as “the golden couple of Italian design” and with a career such as theirs, it’s no wonder. After setting their own studio in Milan in 1994 their career has been through several stages, among them architectural planning, interior design, and partnerships as product designers and art directors.
9. Marco Piva
Marco Piva is another top reference when it comes to Milanese architecture, interior design, and product conceptions. After leading the establishment of Studiodada Associates (one of the most representative companies of the period of Radical Design) the architect opened his studio during the 80s and since then, this firm has been known for handling projects mainly in the areas of architectural interior design, as well as industrial design.
10. Matteo Nunziati
Born in Bologna in 1972, he has currently considered one of the most influential designers and architects that this industry has ever seen. His career started in 2000 when he opened his own interior design studio in Milan and since then, in his projects, he has managed to project the excellence of the Made in Italy design.
11. Michele De Lucchi
Born in 1951 in Ferrara, Michele de Lucchi began taking his steps in the architecture area after his graduation in architecture in Florence. He has also known for being a weigh figure during the period of radical and experimental architecture, being the designer behind the conception of bespoke furniture pieces for many well-known Italian and European companies.
12. Patricia Urquiola
Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo and currently lives in Milan. Between 1990 and 1996 she worked for the development office of new products of “De Padova” and signed with Vico Magistretti the following products: “Flower”, “Loom sofa”, “Chaise” and “Chaise Longue”.
13. Piero Lissoni
Piero Lissoni, currently known as one of the Italian famous interior designers, is quite well known for his contemporary furniture design. After opening the studio Lissoni Associati in 1986 alongside Nicoletta Canesi, he was also recognized for being a collaborator with several famous brands, among them Porro.
14. Rossana Orlandi
Born in 1943 and raised in the town of Cassano Magnago, about 25 miles northwest of Milan, Rossana Orlandi had an education that was simple and quiet. With 20 years of experience in fashion, in 2002 she decided to transfer her passion for design as a private collector into an innovative gallery, a platform where she could showcase her personal idea of design and lifestyle.
15. Stefano Giovannoni
Born in La Spezia in 1954, Stefano Giovannoni is an amazing architect and designer. Currently living and working in Milan, he works as an industrial and interior designer and architect, specializing in plastic products. He has done several projects for brands such as Alessi, Fiat, Mooi, Nestlé, Helit, Henkel, and more.
16. 02 Arch
A2BC is a professional firm based in Milan, Italy. They operate and research in the fields of urban design, architecture, and interiors
18. Alterstudio Partners
Alterstudio Partners is an architecture company founded in Milan in 1996, which operates in the field of design at various intervention scales using, where possible, participatory design methodologies. The main project areas are places of culture, public spaces, and residential construction.
19. Beretta Associati
Beretta Associati, by Gianmaria e Roberto Beretta, is an architectural firm with over fifty years of experience in design at all scales.
20. Droulers Architecture
The Droulers style features materials and details that make spaces and places timeless. The projects are contemporary, even when they redefine forms and lines that have shaped the past. Nathalie and Virginie pay particular attention to space and light, always in pursuit of the perfect balance between the various elements and the customer’s needs, because a project should be like a suit cut to fit.
21. Spazio3 Architettura SRL
Spazio3 is synonymous with Professionalism, Precision, Consistency, and Speed.
22. The Platform