Milan | Wunderkammer Studio

10 Corso Como is always a must-see destination in Milan…while you’re in the neighborhood, go around the block to Wunderkammer Studio, a feast for a designer’s eye. 

In their store on the Via Maroncelli, Claudia and Mattia Frignani showcase their remarkable designs for furniture, lighting, and accessories. They’ve furnished a boutique for fashion designer Jean Paul Gautier, as well as hotels, restaurants, and galleries all over Italy. 

Constantly experimenting, they have combined unlikely materials such as aluminum and rattan, and invented finishes like leather that looks like stone.  Cupboard handles are made of brass or aluminum cast from objects in nature.  A large brass objet d’art turns out to have been cast from an enormous ancient nail.

Their genius is not limited to home decoration…Claudia modeled a fabulous leather wing that is the ultimate avant garde fashion accessory, and they created sculpted iron mannequins for clothing store, Max Mara.

I particularly loved the brass and aluminum trays and bowls in various organic shapes, and, call me crazy but I’m still thinking about that giant nail.

Wunderkammer Studio
Via Maroncelli 10
20158 Milano
T 39 02 45496229