Leading global publisher TASCHEN will open its first store in Italy this week, in the historic center of Milan at Via Meravigli, 17. The 120 m² space spans over two floors, and will showcase the complete TASCHEN program. The store is presented like an art gallery with the first floor exclusively dedicated to Limited Editions and to the exhibition of art prints.
True to its commitment to classic and contemporary art, the store will combine traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge design, and showcase talent from across the world.
Long-term TASCHEN collaborator Marc Newson has created large glass-top cabinets to present TASCHEN’s Collector’s Editions and Art Editions and custom bookshelves on the ground floor, crafted from welded, double-polished, coated, and varnished steel modules with yellow Corian inlays.
US artist Jonas Wood has designed a terrazzo flooring delineating shimmering Californian flora and fauna in blues, greens, and yellows.
A spiralling staircase by Salvatore Licitra connects the ground and first floor in a gradation of colours, with an alcove intended for quiet reading and wall art from Graphic Thought Facility which gives the vibrant bookworms of the pop-up store a new, golden incarnation.
TASCHEN Store Milan will also celebrate Italian design from the 50s with pieces from the personal collection of Benedikt Taschen.
An imposing chandelier on the ground floor is a Gio Ponti design commissioned by the Hotel Parco dei Principe.
*All images and information courtesy of TASCHEN.