An unusual addition to the city better known for sleek minimalism in its galleries, Fragile Milano is a welcome burst of colour. Quite literally. There are rooms with mint walls, others coloured salmon pink. Floors are a kaleidoscope of multi-coloured abstract patterns in one room, a bright and cheerful mix of lemon yellow and white in the next. It’s energising just walking around, taking in Alessandro Mendini’s design for the space; it plays nicely with the flood of natural light that pours in through the huge arched windows looking out on Via S. Damiano and the bustle of Porta Monforte.
The space is devoted to a mix of historical and contemporary art and, along with its sister gallery in Paris, buys, sells, sources, and researches works worldwide. They even rent out their pieces, whether for photo shoots or temporary furnishing of flats and the like. And who wouldn’t want a touch of Fragile Milano’s style?
The gallery has showcased 20th century artists from Franco Albini to Gae Aulenti over the years since its launch, and always offers a curated collection of envy-worthy pieces, both in store and online, that are sure to tempt even casual collectors and art lovers.