With a back catalogue of supremely beautiful books, and more hitting the shelves each month, it’s only fitting that art and design publisher extraordinaire TASCHEN has a retail store that matches the production values of their famously high quality tomes. And here they have one, on the aptly-named Via Meravigli (wonder or marvel) in Milan.
TASCHEN has called on some of the biggest talents featured in its pages to collaborate on the new store. On the ground floor you’ll find the handiwork of Marc Newson, whose glass-topped varnished steel cabinets with striking yellow Corian inlays house TASCHEN’s collector’s editions. Underfoot, US artist Jonas Wood has been at work creating the terrazzo flooring depicting the flora of California in vivid blue, green and yellow. Take Salvatore Licitra’s staircase to the first floor and enjoy the collection of art prints in a space augmented by the bookworm-inspired mural work of Graphic Thought Facility. From the design archives there’s a chandelier based on a Gio Ponti design hanging downstairs, and a 1954 lamp by Flavio Poli for Archimede Seguso lighting up the first floor.