Thursday, April 23, 2009

Core77 Milan coverage - the Appartamento Project

Photos from the Lago/Core77 Appartamento in Milan

Last year I told myself 2009 would be the year I would finally get to Milan for Design Week. But unfortunately, it was not to be :( (Thank God You're Here kind of got in the way....). Anyway, can't be feeling too sorry for myself because NYC is just around the corner...!

ANYWAY as you all know, the next best thing to being in Milan, is reading the fantastic daily coverage on the web. The absolute best, most up-to-the-minute coverage has to be at Core77, closely followed by Designboom. These sites were doing live event coverage well before Twitter came along (and frankly, I just can't get excited about a webpage with no pictures. Boring.)

Core77 are doing this awesome thing actually, in collaboration with Italian furniture manufacturer Lago. It's called the Appartamento project. Staff of Lago and Core77 are living together in a private apartment in Milan for the duration of the design week. The Core77 offices are on site, and all their Milan coverage will be produced and posted live from this location.

In addition to their usual extensive coverage, this year Core77 will also invite people to be interviewed in the space, reporting live daily from the Appartamento project. And actually, if you are in Milan, you can even visit the apartment yourself.


Oh, and, of course, the apartment is ridiculously beautiful - filled with stunning designer furniture from Lago. Blah.

More photos here. and here.
Remind me what I'm doing in Melbourne, again?


  1. Great post with great links!

    OMG I want a swing in a doorway like in the top pic, that is awesome!!! xx

  2. God looking at this post is making me all status-anxiety.

  3. Great post! ciao from the appartamento.

  4. Handmade Romance - thanks for your comment (and all the other comments too! you are so good!). Yes keeping an eye on the Appartamento website makes me feel just a little bit closer to the action! And yes, a swing in the kitchen, Genius! x

    Rebecca- yes I know that feeling too! Agggh. Maybe next year we'll be in Milan swinging in the kitchen. You never know. :)

    Nicola - Thanks so much for the comment! :) I am so jealous of you over there! I wish I could visit you! Maybe next year :) Lucy x