Via Scaldasole, 7, Ticinese
Husband-and-wife team David Lopez Quincoces and Fanny Bauer Grung collaborated with fellow designer Mauro Orlandelli to open this multifaceted compound within an old monastery building in Navigli. There’s a gallery to show off the couple’s modern furniture designs and vintage finds, as well as a florist and a restaurant (plus Lopez Quincoces and Bauer Grung’s own offices).
Fondazione Prada Milan
Largo Isarco, 2, Ticinese
Those heading to Venice this summer for the Biennale might consider making a quick pit-stop in Milan for Miuccia Prada and husband Patrizio Bertelli’s brand new arts compound, which opened earlier this month. A little off the beaten path from the fashionable side of town, it’s worth the trip to the industrial ex-distillery for a full day’s enjoyment courtesy of the Pradas and architect Rem Koolhaas’s firm OMA. The three new buildings—one of which is painted gold—reference Italy’s architectural past and are dispersed through the elegantly restrained complex. It’s the sort of place where you just sort of wander around: You might come across the whimsical Wes Anderson-designed Bar Luce, chance upon the Prada’s own stunning collection of contemporary works from John Baldessari to Jeff Koons, discover the site’s ‘Haunted House’ (and a recent commission by Robert Gober), or take in the heady opening exhibition, Serial Classic, which explores the Roman tradition of copying Greek originals. Photo: Bas Prinzen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada.