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The Milan Design Tour

Discover the most important design districts in Milan

Milan is famous for its contemporary design, with many names from the recent history of design living and working here: Vico Magistretti, Gio Ponti, Achille Castiglioni, Alessandro Mendini, Franco Albini, Piero Fornasetti, Ettore Sottsass, Ignazio Gardella, Luigi Caccia Dominioni and many others.

A Friend in Milan can take you to some of the most interesting Milan furniture design showrooms, principally in the San Babila district, in addition to institutions such as the Triennale, the Vico Magistretti Foundation, the Achille Castiglioni Foundation and others.

  • Prices:
  • €50 per hour for 1-4 participants
  • €60 per hour for 5 or more participants

Design Museums

Milan is a global design centre, and there are some important institutions for the sector, such as the Triennale and the ADI Compasso d'Oro Museum.

Design Studios

In Milan, three fascinating museum-studios commemorating the work of designers and an artist

Design Districts

There are several design districts in Milan, some operating all year round, and some becoming particularly active during Fuorisalone or Design Week

Milan Design Week

Milan Design Week is a celebration of design that comprises the International Furniture Show, and the collateral events known as Fuorisalone.


Fuorisalone refers to the many events collateral to the Milan Furniture show held in April. Also known as Milan Design Week, it is truly unmissable

Instagram Tour of Milan

A Friend in Milan can help you populate your Instagram feed with portraits of the most iconic locations in instagrammable Milan.