Alessandro de Felice and Federico Sarica
Co-founders of rivista Studio
A colour that represents Milan the best?
AdF: All the shades of marble of the entryways of Milanese 1930s - 1940s buildings.
Your favourite secret spot in the city?
AdF: The playground area of cards, bowls, kids, dogs in Via Morgagni.
FS: I don’t have one, I like to live Milan in its entirety.
Which cultural figures have influenced Milan the most (past or present)?
AdF: Gio Ponti.
FS: Franco Albini, a true master of the last century, a genius that focused both on improving personal daily experience and public space.
Which buildings or pieces of architecture, apart from il Duomo, represent Milan the best?
AdF: Grattacielo Pirelli.
FS: Torre Velasca, a true symbol of the city’s quick and bold restart after World War II.
Some must see design locations around the city?
AdF: Sneak in any Milanese entryway or backyard, it is always a surprise.
FS: The Triennale Museum.
Where to relax and unwind in the city?
AdF: Playing chess or bowls in Via Morgagni gardens.
FS: Parco Sempione, Feltrinelli’s new bookstore in Viale Pasubio.
Your favourite shopping spots (for clothes but also books or flowers or jewels etc….)?
AdF: Food market (Via Benedetto Marcello).
FS: Largo Treves newsstand, a jewel for magazine lovers.
Your favourite place to stop for a coffee and pasticcino?
AdF: Capitano Rosso (Via Ozanam, Porta Venezia area).
FS: Cucchi, no doubts.
AdF: Lucca (Via P. Castaldi).
FS: Osaka, best Japanese in town.
A spot for a drink in the night?
AdF: Polpetta (Via B. Eustachi).
FS: Bar Basso
Where to go to see and be seen?
AdF: I’m too old for this question.
FS: Bar Basso
Your perfect day in Milan?
AdF: Getting lost walking through neighbourhoods I’m not familiar with.
FS: My daily usual one: Cucchi, Studio with my team, aperitivo with friends.
Why do you live in Milan?
AdF: It’s a city that looks far away but is rooted in the most beautiful country of the world.
FS: It’s the only place in Italy that makes things happen.