Patricia Urquiola designs Santoni’s flagship boutique in Milan

Santoni's new store on Milan's Via Montenapoleone
Santoni's new store on Milan's Via Montenapoleone
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Italian shoemaker Santoni (opens in new tab) has opened a new Patricia Urquiola (opens in new tab)-designed flagship store in Milan - perfectly timed to lure in the Fashion Week (opens in new tab) footfall.

The Via Montenapoleone space is instilled with the Spanish design doyenne's customary dash of geometry. A modular grid of brass display units lines the store, made from brass that has been etched and brushed for extra tactility in a nod to the footwear purveyor's emphasis on craftsmanship. Meanwhile, bronzed glass brings in warmth to the two different volumes - dedicated to men's and women's collections - as does polished walnut panelling.

The store is decked out with furniture designed by Urquiola herself. Some of the pieces have been pulled from her archives, such as the Molteni (opens in new tab) chairs, while others are bespoke furnishings (including the central display table).

Santoni's new boutique is its first collaboration with Urquiola but the venture's legacy will be far-reaching. In testament to the Spaniard's design prowess, the brand has announced that future stores will be modelled on her concept.

Selection of shoes on display

Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola has instilled the space with her trademark emphasis on geometry, thanks to a modular grid of brass display units

(Image credit: press)

Patricia Urquiola table

The store is decked out with furniture designed by Urquiola herself. Some of the pieces have been pulled from her archives, such as the Molteni chairs, while others are bespoke furnishings (including the central display table) created especially for the boutique

(Image credit: press)

The polished walnut panelling adds warmth and elegance to the space, as does the abundance of bronzed glass

The polished walnut panelling adds warmth and elegance to the space, as does the abundance of bronzed glass

(Image credit: press)

ADDRESS

6 Via Montenapoleone
20121 Milano

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