10.10.2017

A Home for Art and Design

The Milan Taschen Store is an amazing space that perfectly embodies the publishing house’s unique style and philosophy through a thoughtfully curated interior design project

  • A Home for Art and Design
  • A Home for Art and Design
  • A Home for Art and Design
  • A Home for Art and Design
  • A Home for Art and Design

There is a beautiful place in Milan devoted to art and design, but it is neither a museum nor a gallery. We are talking about the Taschen Store in central via Meravigli, covering an area of 120 square meters over two floors just a short walk from the Duomo, which opened a couple of years ago as the very first Taschen store in Italy.
 
The special thing about it is that it does not just showcase Taschen’s world famous illustrated books, but also the talent of the artists and designers that contributed to enriching the space, whose atmosphere is perfectly and harmoniously consistent with the publisher’s style.
 
The large glass-top cabinets that house Taschen’s Collector’s Editions and Art Editions and custom bookshelves on the ground floor, have all been designed by Marc Newson, a long-time collaborator whose work spans a broad range of disciplines, from airplanes and cars to furniture, clothes and, in 2014, the creative team at Apple.
 
Artist Jonas Wood has designed a terrazzo flooring delineating shimmering Californian flora and fauna in blues, greens, and yellows. A spiraling staircase by Salvatore Licitra connects the ground and first floor in a gradation of colors, with an alcove intended for quiet reading, and wall art from Graphic Thought Facility which gives the vibrant bookworms of the pop-up store a new, golden incarnation.
 
The store also celebrates Italian design from the 1950s with pieces from the personal collection of Benedikt Taschen. An imposing chandelier on the ground floor is a Gio Ponti design commissioned by the Hotel Parco dei Principe. On the first floor, a 1954 lamp by Flavio Poli for Archimede Seguso illuminates the exhibition space, which houses temporary design and art exhibitions.
 

Author : The Slowear Journal

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Milano  | Taschen  | Taschen Store  | libreria  | arte  | design  | libri illustrati  | negozio  |

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