Nina Yashar Tehran-born, Milan-based gallerist Nina Yashar operates Nilufar—meaning lotus in Farsi—out of an ex-industrial 1,500 square meter space in northern Milan, a site she once used as storage for her store on Via della Spiga (pictured) and later transformed into a gallery to showcase a collection of over 3,000 pieces of historic and contemporary design. The three-story space takes in everything from 19th-century Chinese tapestry, to Lina Bo Bardi-designed chairs from the mid-1900s to contemporary Scandinavian homeware, as well as cutting-edge works from emerging artists spotted by Yashar over the years. Nilufar Depot Viale Vincenzo Lancetti 34 20158 Milano Italy TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Design Issue 19 David Rager David Rager, co-founder of design firm Weekends, shares his tale of LA and Paris and how he makes time for life’s little distractions. Design Issue 19 A Day in the Life: Frida Escobedo With her own firm and scores of global projects in her inventive portfolio, this architect is transforming Mexico City, one artful building at a time. Design Issue 19 In Anxious Anticipation The effects of adrenaline are positively pulse-pounding, but the physical whoosh we feel in our bodies actually starts in our brains. Design Issue 18 Happiness by Design Think more like designers: The strategies employed to create a perfectly proportioned bookshelf can also be used to enhance our personal well-being. Design Issue 18 Sense in Symmetry From radial swirls to mirror images, the natural world often shows that there’s beauty in balance. Design Issue 18 The Nature of Desirability The head of Harvard’s Desirability Lab examines what consumers like and why so designers can create products that hit the sweet spot.