Summer is here! It's been a hectic year for us- lots of fantastic projects, kids' graduations, big decisions, and more. Needless to say, we are ready for summer! How about you?
Not only is traveling our way to reset and refresh, but it is also a time for us to gather inspiration and challenge our perspective. Whether traveling within your city or across the globe, the benefits of exploring somewhere new are endless. Absorbing in the sights, sounds, and colors of a new city has the potential to rejuvenate your creative brain.
Ask any designer where they draw inspiration from, and the chances are that travel is high up on their list. So we decided to share with you our top 3 favorite destinations in the world that perfectly blend relaxation with inspiration:
We were lucky enough to visit the Salone del mobile in 2019, just before the pandemic. The Salone Internazionale del Mobile, founded in 1961, served as a vehicle for publicizing Italian furniture and furnishings exports and soon evolved into the most awaited event in the world of furniture. If you are a part of the design industry, are an interior designer, or love design, you should go! Milano during these three days is full of street installations. All the showrooms are welcoming, and you can get a sneak peek behind the scenes in most places. The streets are always packed with beautiful people, and the food in Italy is to die for.
One of the stops not to be missed, the Rossana Orlandi space is the reference point to admire and purchase the emerging design creations. All the authors are selected and supported by the passion of the founder Rossana Orlandi, who in 2002 transformed an old tie factory into a proper design hub.
We plan to travel to Italy again this year, so stay tuned. We promise to share.
What can we say about Paris that hasn't been said already? Paris, without a doubt, deserves its top position in tourists hearts, from its incredible architecture and cobblestone-paved streets to its world-renowned fashion and culinary scene. But here are two design gems. These two locations are an absolute must-visit on your next trip to the French capital.
The Louis Vuitton Foundation, designed by Frank Gehry, and opened in 2014, is a glass-and-steel contemporary art museum. Created to promote and support contemporary artistic creation for a broad French and international audience.
Merci, an up-to-the-minute store that scrutinizes current attitudes and urban trends with an anthropologist's eye and questions how we live now, is an absolute must when visiting Paris.
The store regularly fine-tunes its selections, emphasizing trends to mirror its beliefs. Merci is seeking out and introducing an array of bold concepts and fresh solutions to its home-like space. *DON'T forget to grab a coffee while you are shopping.
merci Louis Vuitton Foundation
First on our list for next year is Copenhagen! The Danish capital and the center of world-class design.
3daysofdesign is a festival where design aficionados meet to see, network, and experience design in Copenhagen's beautiful, vibrant city. Taking place in the shops, showrooms, workshops, streets, and backyards of Copenhagen, the festival is a hub for the growing community of design lovers celebrating creativity. 3daysofdesign is an exclusive, inclusive event where everyone is invited to visit the showrooms, galleries, exhibitions, and design talks.
A must-see design destination for the press, editors, bloggers, buyers, architects, and designers, 3daysofdesign is also open to the general public and design enthusiasts worldwide.
Studio Oliver Gustav is located at the historical Museum Building on Kastelsvej in Copenhagen, a neoclassical building from 1920 with a longstanding relationship with the arts. Studio Oliver Gustav offers unique and limited edition pieces from a carefully curated edit of international designers and artists. In addition, their eponymous home collection of dyed hemp or linen sofas and armchairs is available and made to order.
What are your favorite summer destinations?