Ume lanterns glowing under the courtyard trees

Ume lanterns glowing under the courtyard trees

Curiousa & Curiousa's Opening Night at San Barnaba's Cloisters, Milan

We're so excited for the very first time to be taking part in Milan Design Week, having been invited to dress the I Chiostri di San Barnaba restaurant situated in the magnificent 15th Century cloisters and courtyard of San Barnaba.

The opening night drew in over 150 guests, where they were greeted by a series of our hand-blown glass Cluster Chandeliers glowing in the  covered colonnades, our silk Ume Lanterns gently illuminating the shaded courtyard and a combination of Triptych and Stemmed Retro Glass lIghts in the alfresco dining area. 

Alongside our lights there are also displays by the wonderful Pink Pampas, with their vibrant Mexican interior motifs, and Vitra's card designs by Alexander Girard and Charles & Ray Eames. The theme of the evening was to ‘Make a Wish’, write it on a card and hang it on one of the courtyard trees.

Milan also marks the first time we have exhibited outside of a main exhibition hall. It really has proved a treat and a privilege to see our lights transform such an amazing and historic space and meet so many amazing and enthusiastic Milanese. What a wonderful evening!

San Barnarba’s

San Barnarba’s

Preparations on Monday

Preparations on Monday

The opening night. Photo by Marco.Beck Peccoz.

The opening night. Photo by Marco.Beck Peccoz.

The Triptych Stem and Triptych Dine looking beautiful in the covered dining area.

The Triptych Stem and Triptych Dine looking beautiful in the covered dining area.

Acid Drop Clusters, Cathrine and Pear Drop Chandeliers

Acid Drop Clusters, Cathrine and Pear Drop Chandeliers

Esther at the opening.

Esther at the opening.

Paul looking very relaxed and happy at the opening party, Photos by Marco.Beck Peccoz.

Paul looking very relaxed and happy at the opening party, Photos by Marco.Beck Peccoz.

Ume Lanterns and “Make a Wish’ Cards suspended in the trees.

Ume Lanterns and “Make a Wish’ Cards suspended in the trees.

Photo by Marco.Beck Peccoz

Photo by Marco.Beck Peccoz

Ume Lanterns looking stunning in their courtyard trees.

Ume Lanterns looking stunning in their courtyard trees.

Salon de Mobile runs through until Sunday 14th after which we'll be starting off on our long drive home, but already, we know it's been worth every mile! 

Thanks to Matthew Noble, Francesca Ballini Richards and Valentina Manfredi for organising a beautiful event and I Chiostri di San Barnaba for being such hospitable and fantastic hosts.

I Chiostri di San Barnaba, Via S. Barnaba, 48, 20122 Milano
Open everyday from 12.30 - 22.30
9th - 14th April


To make an appointment email us studio@curiousa.co.uk
Or call on+44 (0)1629 826284