Gifts & Souvenirs in Lake Orta


Established in the small town of Omegna on Lago d'Orta in 1921, Alessi went on to transform modern kitchens with humorous, ultracool utensils designed by a pantheon of great-name architect-designers, including Achil…
Ceramics in Isola Superiore (Pescatori)


Souvenir stalls have arrived on Isola Superiore but this charming little ceramics shop is a cut above them all. Think perfectly executed pieces in a range of muted colours, and the potter, Wanda Patrucco, is happy t…
Design in Milan


Midway between a gallery and a design store, Pianoprimo (so-called because it’s located on the first floor) is the brainchild of design trio Fabio Cocchi, Luigi Rotta and Alessandra Mauri. As well as their own exclu…