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
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.
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 🙂
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
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
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