Giada Milan flagship store
by Claudio Silvestrin

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Monolithic limestone totems and cast bronze pedestals punctuate the interior of this Milanese fashion boutique by architect Claudio Silvestrin (+ slideshow).

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Claudio Silvestrin combined natural materials including leather and different types of stone to give the interior of the Giada store in Milan's Montenapoleone fashion district a luxurious feel.

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Regimented rows of roughly-hewn limestone columns create a textural backdrop to the clothes, which are hung on geometric metal rails.

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The changing rooms feature walls and floors made from leather with handles given an antique bronze finish.

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Blocks of cast bronze with differing dimensions provide pedestals for the products, a display island, a screen for the cash desk and a bench in the VIP room.

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Rectilinear white leather armchairs continue the geometric theme.

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A water feature runs along one of the walls, which are made from porphyry stone with a water-jet finish.

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Claudio Silvestrin previously designed a kitchen island made of porphyry stone, which the architect used in his design for rapper Kanye West's Manhattan apartment block.

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Other fashion boutiques that have appeared on Dezeen recently include the extension of Paul Smith's Albemarle Street store in London, and a boutique in Brussels that features cacti, gravel, concrete floors and a wooden bridge.

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