On the occasion of the 2019 Milano Design Week, British-Italian footwear brand Fiorentini + Baker and interior design firm and vintage designer furniture shop Modernario team up to present their temporary store in Milan. From 8 to 14 April, the Via Tortona 5 location in the heart of the Fuorisalone, will provide the setting for a sale of selected creations from the latest footwear collections by the iconic accessory brand, plus a number of designer pieces dating from the second post-war period to the Eighties, handpicked by the Bolognese vintage store.
Footwear and furniture are both about refined materials, about interpreting and anticipating taste and its transformations, and both combine and require function and beauty.
Footwear and furniture can also share countless stories, about their designers, makers, and users. In this case, they also share a story of friendship, that between Deborah Baker, the creator of the Fiorentini+Baker brand, and Fiorenza Tarroni, founder of Modernario; these two women are the life and soul of this unique project where shoes designed by Deborah, and Fiorenza’s handpicked designer furniture, come together in a celebration of twentieth-century aesthetics.
A project that is not about nostalgia, but about updating and reusing traces of the past to interpret, by means of a lamp or a pair of boots, the protean nature of our present.
Opening Cocktail and D - April 9 from at 7pm (by invitation)