Airbnb fills Leonardo da Vinci's Milan mansion with designers' personal curios
Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan

Airbnb fills Leonardo da Vinci's former mansion in Milan with designers' personal curios

Faye Toogood's ethereal stones and Matteo Thun's watercolours are among the personal items that Airbnb has installed inside the 15th-century home of Leonardo da Vinci for this year's Milan design week.

Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan

Curated by Montine Mondadori, Passeggiata: An Airbnb Experience of Milan has taken over the Casa degli Atellani, where Da Vinci resided while painting The Last Supper.

Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan

Holiday rental platform Airbnb is inviting visitors to explore the residence and find the personal objects of well-known designers and architects nestled among towering bookshelves, baroque tables, drawers and window ledges, like a huge cabinet of curiosities.

Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan

The collections include rocks and stones gathered by designer Faye Toogood on her travels, which are presented in an open, decorative wooden cabinet.

Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan

Italian architect Matteo Thun has contributed a series of new watercolour paintings inspired by his travels, while French designer Sam Baron is showcasing his cutlery collection.

Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan

Projects of emerging designers are also used to furnish the residence, providing a contrast to its traditional features.

Korean-born Ahryun Lee is presenting a series of colourful vases, including an orange version covered in yellow spikes, a yellow one spotted with black and red dots, and another covered in a tangled web.

Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan

Objects by Hungarian designer Zsolt Josef Simon, which feature muted palettes and natural forms, are discretely displayed on a gold-fronted window shelf.

Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan

Stacking vessels by Pia Wüstenberg are also on show, as well as large vases by glassmaker and ceramicist Felicity Aylieff. These are filled with colourful flowers that accent the colours in the decorative vaulted ceiling above.

The vases are set on a table in a room that opens to a patio and garden, where Airbnb is also hosting a series of musical events.

Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan

Located on Corso Magenta 65, Casa degli Atellani will also be the meeting point for a series of designer-led tours of local destinations, including bars, a dried fruit shop and the Dominican convent housing da Vinci's The Last Supper.

Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan

On show until 9 April 2017, Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan is among several experience-orientated events featuring in this year's Milan design week.

IKEA is throwing the IKEA Festival, complete with music and other live acts, while Dixon has settled on a programme including talks and films within his Multiplex concept at 1950s cinema Teatro Manzoni.

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Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan
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Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan
Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan
Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan
Passeggiata: An Airbnb experience of Milan