To speak about the Rossana Orlandi space, I have to first introduce you to Rossana as a person. An elegant visionary, eccentric, forward thinker, international explorer, (please search Google for images: Rossana Orlandi) who in 2002 transformed an ex tie factory into a labyrinthine space that hosts a permanent design and furniture exhibition dedicated to promote young and upcoming designers, like El Anatsui, Baba- car Niang, Cheikh Diallo (I can’t even pronounce it!), to name a few.
It’s hard to classify it, since it can be anything from a museum of vintage furniture or a showroom of new designers to a contemporary art gallery. You can find historic objects of industrial design recycled into something completely unexpected! Or limited edition lamps from a young designer, a small production of clothes, a set of porcelain plates found during one of her trips somewhere in the world. Right before the entrance of this courtyard there is also her restaurant called Pane e Acqua which serves sophisticated dishes in an ironic surrounding.
In other words, It’s a place to come and absorb ideas, be inspired or just relax in the courtyard. Prices are a bit high, but make you definitely rethink a new way of living and decorating your own home.