DISCOVER OUR SPECIALITIES
Visit factories, workshops and showrooms; get in touch with artisans, designers and distributors; follow a leading thread about a specific product, technique or material. Through a personalised experience guided by an expert, we create journeys tailored on any of your needs: you will be able to delve into the made in Italy realm with no filters.
Our team has experience in planning and organizing tailor-made events for our clients. Because we cater to the individual needs of each client, all of our events are unique and personalized. We aim to create seamless and beautifully made events, and provide our clients with exclusive access to both authentic experiences and breathtaking venues.
CRAFTING YOUR EXPERIENCE
FOCUSING ON YOUR GOALS
LEARN THROUGH MATERIALS
While we arrange the trip, we are available to brief you about what you’re going to experience. Learn through materials that we provide to enhance your journey. Face-to-face lectures, research paper or supplementary worksheet: you can choose the learning method you prefer in order to let you arrive sharp & shine on site.
TAKE YOU BY THE HAND
We believe we can provide you with a unique chance to see a hidden world and the possibility to interact directly with its protagonists. On the field, an expert who can speak your mother tongue will always be with you smoothen the communication with locals and be sure you reach any of your goals.
We do believe in “after the fact” relationship. If you enjoyed our service, why don’t we keep going on? We can take care of exploiting what you’ve learned during your journey, setting together a strategy for the next steps of your business.
MEET THE EXPERTS
A volcanic Spanish designer, she is considered one of the world’s most renowned most productive, female designers. She collaborates with Haworth, B&B Italia, Flos, Kvadrat, Ferragamo and more.
The visionary creative director of Seletti. His unconventional non-academic education naturally leads him to “crossover”, a journey towards the idea of a “new beauty”.
She turned a former tie factory into a temple of design: the young designers she took on and backed on her own intuition, today work in the biggest international galleries and most acclaimed brands.
Compasso d’Oro ADI award winner, he combines his work as a designer with teaching in various different international universities, as well as acting as art director and architect.
Romeo Sozzi founded the Italian furniture company known as Promemoria in 1988. They never advertise. They keep no stock. Every piece is custom made by hand. They currently have showrooms in Milan, Paris, London, Moscow and New York.
Giulio Iacchetti has been an industrial designer since 1992, and designs for many brands including Abet Laminati, Alessi, Danese, Foscarini, Globo Ceramiche, Hastens, Magis, Meritalia, Moleskine and Pandora design.
Eligo embodies the italian excellence, recounting the worlds of craftsmen imaginary and the elegance of italian home style.
They work on different kind of issues: from strategies of territorial planning to urban, architectural, interior and exhibit design, as well as artistic direction.
MEET THE PARTNERS
Since 1935, the mission of Istituto Marangoni is to empower talent in fashion, art and design.
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Established in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding technical universities in Europe, and it is the largest school in Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design in Italy.
Offering one-year master’s courses in a wide variety of design specializations, the school centers around a “learning by designing” methodology.
Founded in 1980, NABA is an internationally renowned innovative arts and design academy based in the heart of Milan’s design scene.
VIAGGI DI ARCHITETTURA
Itineraries take clients on an insider tour to meet the architects, designers, journalists who are shaping the design world in Italy and Europe.
A whole heritage of secret addresses and insider information about Italy for archinauts and design junkies. Travel experiences around Italy.
MILAN EXPERIENCE TOURS
It has a large array of exciting travel options for your visit to Milan. Explore magnificent architecture and culture and revel in the haute couture, fine dining and Italian traditions.
JOURNEYS WE COLLECTED
EXPLORE MILAN’S FASHION REALM FROM WITHIN
A journey by the side of fashion designers among ateliers and studios
Fannie and Lea own a wholesale fashion design company in Shenzhen, China. They visited Milan with a clear aim: get in contact with local designers, to better know the famous Italian realm of fashion design and establish good relationship with them. After a previous research and selections of small emergent brands that share a similar style with Fannie and Lea’s company, they were lead among these small studios by Valentina e Alessia, our expert collaborators in Milan. The communication was facilitated thanks to a Chinese-Italian real time translator. After few months from this two days journey, Fannie and Lea are starting meaningful collaborations with some of the designers met during their trip.
WORK HARD PLAY HARD DURING MILAN DESIGN WEEK
A deep exploration of design realities and local culture
Feng Jia owns a brand new design firm in Shenzhen, focused on office design. His trip to Italy during the design week was crucial to learn more about design and to start meaningful collaborations, both with suppliers and designers. We took care of organizing different activities during the week, all based on its needs. Jia and his two colleagues met Chinese students close to their graduation in Milan Polytechnic, offering them the opportunity to take an internship at their company once back in China. Thanks to Valentina, we’ve organized appointments with some Italian brands that focus on office furniture and we’ve meet them at the fair. We’ve also worked as a bridge with some experienced designers, meeting them directly in their studios. Between an appointment and another, we were taking Jia and his colleague to the best Milanese dining location, making them eat and live the culture like locals.
DISCOVER THE PATTERNS OF PRD
A guided journey to the most peculiar architectures in Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macau.
Piero Mollica (http://www.pieromollica.it/en) asked us to plan a journey to discover the urban shapes of the PRD area. After a deep study of his style, we proposed him a journey through the cutting-edge architecture of Shenzhen, the density of Hong Kong and the icons of Macau. In this three days journey, we lead him seamlessly in the selected locations, accompanied by a local driver in each city, taking care of everything planned and unplanned to make sure Piero was just focusing on personal artistic research.
LIVE SHANGHAI ARM-IN-ARM WITH PANGLOSSIAN
A typical designer’s Friday spent between art exhibitions, fashion stores and rad eateries
Julia has been many times in Shanghai, but while looking at our Instagram profiles (@sarettasun, @serendella) she felt like “our” Shanghai was different from the one she was used to see and live. That’s why we brought her with us during one of our typical Fridays. The journey started in a historical neighborhood, in a traditional Milanese bar with a cup of espresso coffee, to give us the right energy for the day. We’ve been visiting and briefed Julia about an art exhibition currently going on, then we head for lunch in a toast eatery, meeting the chef and sharing thoughts. The afternoon was dedicated to the discovery of some design cafes and concept stores.