xclusive tableware store Amleto Missaglia is a family-run business, which goes as far back as the late nineteenth century. In fact, in 1884 Giuseppe Missaglia (Amleto’s father) set up the first family store in via Moneta, in Milan. It then moved to a showroom in Palazzo Marietti, and subsequently to the Navigli neighbourhood, a stone’s throw away from the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio. Now, Amleto Missaglia has a large showroom in via Verdi, right in the centre of Milan.
Amleto Missaglia was set up almost 130 years ago, and throughout the years its success has relied on bringing together traditional knowhow, refined aesthetics and top-quality tableware. So much so that since the aftermath of the Second World War, Amleto Missaglia has built a global reputation as a purveyor of luxury tableware and wedding gifts.
Without a doubt, this success can be credited to the great passion of entire generations of the same family. Forerunner was Giuseppe Missaglia, who over a century ago, turned his passion for Art Noveau china and hospitality into a real profession, subsequently passing it on to his firstborn Amleto, who in turn passed it on to the new generations.
And it’s precisely this passion visitors feel in the new dramatic space which looks onto via Verdi, a stone’s throw away from the Teatro della Scala. And the chosen location couldn’t but be a historic fifteenth century building, Palazzo Talenti, once home to composer Giacomo Puccini. Customers are bound to perceive the exclusive elegance of times gone by.
You just need to look at the store front to capture its warm and welcoming feel, and when you go inside your attention is grabbed by exquisite pieces and accessories: from colourful chandeliers by Venini to fine china from all over Europe, from exquisite crystal to modern silverware.
We are definitely spoilt for choice: French china by Hermes, Bernardaud and Coquet , Hungarian hand painted china by Herend, British Wedgwood, German Rosenthal and K.P.M, a selection which could not be complete without Italian brand Richard Ginori.
There’s also a collection of sparkling glassware, from Baccarat to Daum, from Lalique to glasses by Saint Louis, from Riedel to Moser, from Carlo Moretti to Lobmevr, from NasonMoretti to Venini. And what about silverware? You are bound to lose yourself among traditional pieces and more contemporary styles in steel: Buccellati, Christofle, Pampaloni, Robbe & Berking, Schiavon, Puiforcat, Alessi, De Vecchi, Mesa…
The owners’ great kindness, savoir faire and expertise are the backbone of this store, which has just brought out a new exclusive dining room furniture series by Donghia and Arca.
An eye for what’s beautiful is perhaps the main selling point at Amleto Missaglia, a store, which even if it’s constantly changing, brings together tradition and innovation, attention to detail and exclusive design, in tune with our times and always one step ahead of the crowd.
Where: Amleto Missaglia, 6 via Giuseppe Verdi, Milan, Italy