For The Love of Milan

By Lauren Hill


What makes a beautiful piece of furniture from Italian manufacturer Kartell even better?  Having it “milanesified“… aka transformed into a tribute to Milan by designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Patricia Urquiola, and Missoni just to name a few.  The all-star cast was asked to revamp their favorite Kartell pieces with their personal style and design.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25, Sotheby will auction off 45 unique Kartell pieces created for the “Kartell Loves Milano” project as an “act of love” for the fashionable city of Milan.  Proceeds from these iconic pieces, which originally debuted in Kartell’s Milan flagship store during the 2011 Salone del Mobile,  will benefit the Umberto Veronese Foundation. The charity was founded in 2003 in support of scientific research. Pretty cool, right?

These tributes to Milan will be showcased at the Rotonda della Besana on Tuesday from 10:00am to 6:30pm. The auction begins at 7:30PM.

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