In 1935, Giulio Marangoni founded his with an eye toward establishing Milan as a fashion capital. Alumni including went on to do just that. Now, the venerable institution has opened a location in the , with interiors as fashion-forward as its faculty.
The school is unmissable, housed within ’s Billboard Building. “We designed a slender glass tower that embraces a smaller historic building, with the wrapper forming a commercial billboard that faces the highway corridor on one side, ” says principal Allan Shulman. "An art-wall, curated by the , faces the Design District on the other.”
In a nod to another important Italian brand, the institute chose Cappellini to furnish the campus, placing pieces by , , and Joe Colombo throughout classrooms and common spaces to remind students of the legacy they will carry into the 21st century.