Model home: De Padova opens new sprawling Milan showroom

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

Italian furniture company De Padova's new showroom is located in a romantic cul-de-sac in the heart of Milan
Italian furniture company De Padova's new showroom is located in a romantic cul-de-sac in the heart of Milan
(Image credit: De Padova)

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. 

The 1100 sq m showroom spans two floors, housing company collections that range from seating to bookcases, beds and accessories

The 1100 sq m showroom spans two floors, housing company collections that range from seating to bookcases, beds and accessories

(Image credit: De Padova)

Left its showroom on Corso Venezia to move around the corner, to the more intimate confines of a building on via Santa Cecilia

The brand, which was acquired by Boffi earlier this year, left its showroom on Corso Venezia to move around the corner, to the more intimate confines of a building on via Santa Cecilia

(Image credit: De Padova)

Inside, windows and skylights bring a poetic light to the space, minimalist in structure but richly decorated with the company’s modern offering

Inside, windows and skylights bring a poetic light to the space, minimalist in structure but richly decorated with the company’s modern offering

(Image credit: De Padova)

Boffi kitchens and wardrobes punctuate the space

Boffi kitchens and wardrobes punctuate the space

(Image credit: De Padova)

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Set up as a domestic environment, the showroom was designed by Piero Lissoni as a luminous home where De Padova can showcase its collections and ethos

(Image credit: De Padova)

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The 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

(Image credit: De Padova)

The showroom includes De Padova pieces from recent collections and its archives, as well as classic Italian designs and lighting

The showroom includes De Padova pieces from recent collections and its archives, as well as classic Italian designs and lighting

(Image credit: De Padova)

The showroom is built around a courtyard, providing the space with plenty of light

The showroom is built around a courtyard, providing the space with plenty of light

(Image credit: De Padova)

The style of the De Padova home is a mix of minimalism, iconic Italian design and more domestic touches, such as vintage pieces and plants

The style of the De Padova home is a mix of minimalism, iconic Italian design and more domestic touches, such as vintage pieces and plants

(Image credit: De Padova)

The showroom is arranged as an examplar home layout

The showroom is arranged as an examplar home layout

(Image credit: De Padova)

Boffi bathrooms are shown alongside the brand's offering

Boffi bathrooms are shown alongside the brand's offering

(Image credit: De Padova)

INFORMATION

For more information, visit De Padova’s website (opens in new tab)

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.