Rossana Orlandi

Spazio Rossana Orlandi

| Designbest editorial staff

P

otted plants and creepers frame the iron entrance gate, of what, has rapidly become one of the main ports of call in the design world. 

Spazio Rossana Orlandi is located in an ex tie factory, in the historical quarter of Magenta, in central Milan. Here, the undisputed Lady of Design has been able to build, following one of her hunches, a true design hub.

In a few years, Spazio RO has grown from a simple showroom into a renowned meeting point for international designers and creative thinkers. This is an innovative and ground breaking concept, also high in emotional impact.

A large leafy courtyard leads to other spaces: a gallery, a shop and the restaurant Pane e Acqua (literally bread and water), designed by the architect Paola Navone.

On the ground floor, the gallery offers both a number of limited editions and made-to-order pieces. Cutting-edge design. From the large windows, visitors can catch glimpses of the outside. This greenery creates a striking contrast between the utilitarian building and the pastoral feel of the interior. 

The courtyard is the beating heart of Spazio RO. This is an unconventional space where people are encouraged to meet, socialise and share new and exciting ideas. Furthermore, in occasion of Milan Design Week, it becomes one the most exciting settings for some of the busiest Fuorisalone events. Here, renowned designers are often seen rubbing shoulders with young talents, journalists and bloggers from around the world.

On the first-floor, customers will find an assortment of products by both household names and designers who are destined to become “the next big thing”; all under the watchful eye of Rossana Orlandi.

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