Design Inspiration, Como Lake & Milan, Italy – Ti amo!

Obviously, Italy is an endless source of design inspiration.

Fortunately, this July we had a vacation at the Como Lake and few days in Milan. During this days, we got properly refreshed and inspired. Thus now, when the work begins, we would like to share with you what got our attention, even beyond the iconic Alfa Romeos and Bialetti’s
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At the Como Lake Italy
At the Como Lake Italy

At the Como Lake

First of all, picturesque and terribly romantic landscapes of the Como Lake at Como, Argegno, Bellagio, Villa del Balbianello set the right vacation mood.

In Milan

Further on, once we arrived at Milan we, naturally, had to admire the Duomo di Milano with an impressive sculpture of the Emanuele II beside it. Bravely, we decide that since we came all the way from Finland, we should have a closer look. Actually, a very close one 🙂

Travel in Italy Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele IITravel in Italy Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II

Capture Design team embracing the beauty of the Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II at Piazza del Duomo, Milan
Capture Design team embracing the beauty of the Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II at Piazza del Duomo, Milan

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Round Mushroom Houses at Maggiolina, in Milan
Round Mushroom Houses at Maggiolina, in Milan

In Maggiolina District

Later, we went straightaway to the next must-see spot: the Maggiolina district. Eventually, between the larger buildings, we found the cutest round “Mushroom Houses”. Yet another source of design inspiration in Italy

Bosco Verticale by Stefano Boeri
Bosco Verticale by Stefano Boeri

In Porta Nuova

However, most of all we were impressed with the fantastic urban forest. Bosco Verticale is a pair of two impressive residential towers hosting in total over 900 trees. Initially, the buildings were designed by Stefano Boeri and, subsequently, brought to life in the Porta Nuova district of Milan. The towers are breathtaking.

Generally, the whole area gives you an impression that you are inside a futuristic 3D rendering. Nevertheless, hopefully, soon enough similar vertical forests would be a common solution in the majority of modern cities.

Bosco Verticale is a pair of two impressive residential towers hosting in total over 900 trees

Interior Design

Additionally, during the trip, we discovered two adorable cafeterias. A young and hip Café Vintage Jazz in Como and an elegant, fresh Obicà Mozzarella Bar in Milan. Both places have good food and great spatial design. More information in the following articles. Stay tuned for more design inspiration!

Sincerely yours, Marina & Ida, from Capture Design