Located in a romantic cul-de-sac in the heart of Milan, the new De Padova showroom looks unassuming from its minimal entrance, but it's a vast surprise once inside. The 1100 sq m showroom spans two floors, housing company collections that range from seating to bookcases, beds and accessories.
The brand, which was acquired by Boffi earlier this year, left its showroom on Corso Venezia to move around the corner, into the more intimate confines of a building on via Santa Cecilia, off Corso Monforte, and surrounded by numerous neighbouring design stores. Inside, windows and skylights bring a poetic light to the space, minimalist in structure but richly decorated with the company’s modern offering.
Set up as a domestic environment, the showroom was designed by Piero Lissoni – who acts as creative director of both brands – as a luminous home where De Padova can showcase its collections and ideas, merging industrial design with a wider lifestyle vision. Boffi kitchens and wardrobes punctuate the space, while the brand’s partners in tiling, resins, coverings and upholstery will be able to showcase proposals in dedicated spaces.
The new store gives a 360-degree view of De Padova, signaling a new direction for the brand, which will be implemented globally over the next few years.