Born into a family of textile designers in the early 1940s, Rossana Orlandi went on to establish herself as one of Milan’s most acclaimed design collectors, with an eye for spotting emerging talent. In 2002, she opened her own space in a former tie factory to showcase the private collections of classic and contemporary pieces that she had amassed over the decades. Today, the thoughtful yet unpretentious three-story Spazio comprises dozens of rooms that display works from both renowned and still-emerging names, from Dutch furniture designers Piet Hein Eek and Maarten Baas to Slovenian Nina Zupanc and Spanish artist-designer Jamie Hayon. Spazio Rossana Orlandi Via Matteo Bandello 14/16 20123 Milano Italy TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Fashion Issue 19 Nick Wakeman Creating a menswear-inspired line for women, Nick Wakeman welcomes the challenges arising from forging new aesthetic territories. 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.