Maison Moschino – Not Cheap but Chic

by Katie on March 22, 2010

It may have been the setting for a rather crowded recent fashion show (Moschino’s Cheap and Chic A/W ’10 collection) but the former railway station now boutique hotel in Milan is a quirky establishment that perfectly encapsulates the late Franco Moschino’s humorous, lively approach to whimsical fashion.

Perfectly in keeping with the current zeitgeist, the running theme is fairy tales, “because sleep is dreaming and dreams are stories that allow us to live the experience at first hand, stories of a fantasy world that we created.” Unfortunately, mine are often re-runs of SOAP operas or wild nights out in Soho and that’s more in the nightmare sphere of stage 5 sleep (REM to those out there with an inkling). I don’t think Maison Moschino quite had that in mind when conceiving their ideal of surrealism. Saying that, it can’t be a bad thing to rest awhile in Moschino’s vision of luxury. As each of the 65 rooms is different, choose carefully when deciding your room as it may just affect your dreams.

As part of the design, Moschino has re-interpreted the iconic “Mademoiselle” chair, created by Philippe Starck for Kartell in 2004. The chairs are used to furnish a selection of rooms in the 65 room hotel. To explain, “Wallpaper” is a Mademoiselle chair covered in gold brocade fabric, a theme which is carried through in the “Wallpaper” room while “The Bow” is a Mademoiselle chair that featured in it’s name sake room.

Both “Wallpaper” and “The Bow” chairs can be purchased to order at the Maison Moschino boutique if you feel the urge to replicate an ‘at home’ Moschino dream like experience.

Maison Moschino is situated at Viale Monte Grappa, 12 – 20124 Milan (MI)

Tel 02.29 00 98 58 Fax 02.63 79 38 65

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RedlegsinSoho March 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm

I like those Starck see through chairs, almost bought one in Japan, where they actually represented an economic purchase! If you and I went to that hotel it would soon..hic!…oops!…start to resemble Soho. x


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