Since 1934: towels, sheets, shirts… and other little luxuries

There are places, in every city, that do not belong to us anymore. We used to live there for some time and then we leave them in favor of other routes. They are often streets a little secluded, folds of city centers just a step away from the wide sidewalks that have attracted large commercial chains and the consequent strolls.

Via Spadari in Milan is one of those places, and I decide to retrace “my” street by memory, starting  from the Cathedral, once I emerge from the subway: Via Donegani, Via Cappellari, Via Speronari … then through Via Torino … and there I am. It’s like re-opening a photo album in which I see myself as a child. Next to me I recall my grandmother who shows me the rough pavement and meanwhile invites me to look at the balconies of a building in Art Nouveau style. They are the ’70s and this area of the city is already old, already off course from the mass shopping streets. Here are the classic footwear of Figini, the gastronomic delights of Peck, the Fish Market and Telerie Spadari.

Currently being the goal of the most refined food and gourmand (in 2013 has born the Uptown Association Via del Gusto), an ally of the great Milanese events related to fashion and design, via Spadari preserves its aristocratic and exclusive charm.

Paola Moltrasio, owner of Telerie Spadari Milan.

Paola Moltrasio, owner of Telerie Spadari Milan.

The invitation to view the Fall-Winter collection of Telerie Spadari Milan was an opportunity to appreciate the beautiful restoration of the store, designed by Natalia Bianchi, as well as the great Italian tailoring tradition expressed in many proposals for the home and home-wear.

Quality products of simple elegance to dress the bed, the table, the bathroom and then nightgowns and pajamas for men and women and the shirts tailor-made of which you can choose the fabric (from twill, Oxford, poplin, to voile, in various types of yarn, up to the excellence of the Egyptian Giza 45 cotton) and finishes: neck, wrists, initials.
Among the fabrics for the bedding – which includes bed sheets, pillow cases, bedspreads, duvet covers – are the cotton percale, the cotton satin satin, the linen, the silk and the jacquard.

The bed sets and coordinated are preassembled in a wide color palette or to customize by choosing the fabric, combinations, and finishes including edges or colored cords. The Somma blankets complete the offer, in fine wools, like cashmere and Australian merino – and plaids available in different processes.

Telerie Spadari, Milan. Pajamas in cotton poplin, linen and pillow case in satin cotton plain color combined with the applied edge.

Telerie Spadari, Milan. Pajamas in cotton poplin, linen and pillow case in satin cotton plain color combined with the applied edge.

Countless are the proposals for the bathroom – with matching towels, robes and rugs available in the traditional sponge, honeycomb and damask linen in every color, customizable, for example, with logos or initials – and for the table, with fine damask tablecloths of cotton, linen or jacquard available in plain color or patterned, already packaged or to devise together with the always helpful seamstresses.

Many are the gift ideas: tablecloths finely embroidered in gold linen, bronze, silver; the men’s shirts of Thomas Mason,

David and John Anderson and Carlo Riva; clutch bags in gorgeous (now rare) Liberty fabrics.

A shop “cult”, a must destination for those who love the refinement and customization that only a product made by hand (and with the best quality materials) can guarantee.

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Laura Perna

Laura Perna

Dopo la laurea in filosofia conseguita presso l'Università Cattolica di Milano inizia il suo percorso professionale nell'area della comunicazione: uffici- stampa, relazioni pubbliche, editoria. Il suo rapporto con la scrittura è intenso e quotidiano. FourExcellences rappresenta un "punto e a capo", una svolta. È un'idea, poi un progetto che si trasforma in realtà day by day. È una dichiarazione d'indipendenza che condivide con le sue compagne di viaggio. È lo specchio di un mondo effervescente e creativo, la voce di infinite storie.

Zanotta. In the picture, from left: red table "Time", designed by Prospero Rasulo; sofa composition "Botero" with back cushion in fabric, in black painted aluminum feet and fabric bearings, design Damian Williamson; table "Niobe", design Federica Capitani; armchair fabric "Ardea" (tribute to Carlo Mollino, 1944).

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