Passeggiata, an intimate Airbnb Experience in Milan

The notion that experiences make people happier than material objects is gaining ground. Last year Airbnb launched Trips, offering authentic and local ‘experiences’ around the world. To set the scene for the introduction of Trips in Milan later this year, the hospitality community invited the visitors of this year’s Milan Design Week to explore the beautiful 15th century Casa degli Atellani and at the same time discover the personal curios and collections of contemporary designers.

The unique Casa degli Atellani is one of the Milan’s oldest private residences and has been home to the likes of Leonardo da Vinci, who resided there whilst painting the Last Supper. Martina Mondadori Sartogo – founder of Cabana magazine – curated the ‘homely’ Passeggiata exhibition for Airbnb. She selected both established and emerging designers to nestle their personal objects and contemporary works against

the backdrop of baroque tables, towering bookshelves, mosaic floors and painted frescoes.
The collections presented included a mixture of art and vintage design that enriched the personal journey of Dimore Studio. Faye Toogood revealed her collection of ethereal stones, part of her material library which she references for many of her works. Sam Baron showcased a collection of utensils, accumulated over time from his travels around the world. A selection of mock-ups, material samples and literature displayed the sources of inspiration that surround and inspire Formafantasma in their studio. An age-old fireplace acted as a backdrop for the hand sculpted mini totems in painted epoxy clay of  interior designer Ashley Hicks.
Several up-and-coming designers exhibited colourful vases, sculptures and other crafted objects, providing a contrast to the traditional features of the mansion: a juxtaposition of the old and the new!

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