MILAN — Airbnb transformed Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th century mansion into an immersive design gallery for Milan design week (April 4 – 9, 2017). Encouraging guests to explore the home, the online marketplace and hospitality service installed personal objects of well-known designers and architects among Casa degli Atellani’s towering bookshelves, baroque tables, drawers and window ledges.
Dezeen writes, ‘Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan,’ curated by Montine Mondadori, included the rocks and stones gathered by designer Faye Toogood on her travels, which are presented in an open, decorative wooden cabinet.
Korean-born Ahryun Lee’s series of colorful, virus-like ceramic vases, were displayed in a wooden bookshelf.
Objects by Hungarian designer Zsolt Josef Simon, which feature muted palettes and natural forms, were juxtaposed with a golden window shelf.
Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan was among several experience-orientated events featured during this year’s Milan design week. Fabrica creative director Sam Baron led a trip to his favorite dried fruit store and Elinor Portnoy and Marcantonio Brandolini d’Adda discussed glass craft, while JJ Martin hosted a tour of her La Double J boutique.
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