TONY SALAME’S DIARY: BUSY IN MILAN
(Left) My day began with a meeting with the architects and the owner of 20/30 building, Milan. The passionate owner of Toncelli was also there to discuss kitchens. (Center) This is Philippo Tempesta, the sales manager in charge of the largest project in Milan’s Corso Como area. (Right) From up here you have an incredible view of the city with the mountains in the background.
(Left) Here is Gio Marconi Junior with Esther, who currently have a great show of work by Nikolas Gambaroff in their gallery. (Center) Visiting the show was the original Gio Marconi. He is a legendary gallerist with a huge art collection, including the largest Man Ray collection. (Right) The Mimmo Rotella show at Marconi Foundation is also one to check out.
(Left) At Design Week you bump into many Lebanese, here’s Chakib Richani with Marco Costanzi. (Center) I really like the striking windows at Todd by Losani! Yet they look better than the products inside… (Right) Alexander May paintings at Nilufar. Great show at Nilufar, Gio Ponti furniture is mixed with paintings by Nicholas Gambaroff.
(Left) William Sawaya, a great Lebanese architect and designer with many new creations. (Center) Moroni Paplo with Zaha’s marketing manager (he is trying to sell him something). (Right) Bokja designer who’s very happy with the show. They were featured yesterday in the Financial Times.
(Left) Checking out via Montenapoleone. (Center) Cova is a fantastic bistro for snacks. Should you be looking for the the best cappuccino in the world, here it is. (Right) Then later, the night ends with dinner at the legendary seafood restaurant Da Giacomo.
(Left) Dinner with Germano Celant, Prada’s Foundation director and one of the best curators out there. He created the Arte Povera movement. We discussed a lot about his plans for Venezia Biennale. (Center) Paris Murray, Germano’s wife, who’s also a big art fan. (Right) Pascuale, my driver, relaxing in the sun. I would be lost in Milan without his expertise.