Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

“Budri Milano is not a finish line but a starting point. After sixty years in business, we have chosen this international city of art, history, culture, design and fashion to present our world of marble; a space that we want to tell the story of architecture’s most noble material, a place that will become a creative hub for designers and architects, a magical world for those wishing to explore the unique beauty of nature.” ~ Gianmarco Budri, CEO of Budri.

On Thursday 28th March 2019, Budri inaugurated its new showroom, a space meticulously studied in every detail to give voice to marble and semi-precious stone. A global ambassador of outstanding Italian craftsmanship, Budri represents the culmination of a balanced study in technology, materials, style and love for tailor-made luxury.

Located right in the heart of Milan, at Foro Buonaparte 60, the new showroom is a tangible expression of the company’s constant evolution, of its focus on a future of growth, research and experimentation, where beauty informs every business choice. Hence the choice of such a prestigious location, steeped in history, art and culture to immerse the visitor in an exclusive experience and convey the company’s vocation for uniqueness.

The new display space is not simply a showroom, but is intended as a dynamic meeting place for architects, designers and connoisseurs of design, where creative ideas take shape: elegant solutions, chromatic and material juxtapositions suited to all types of Contract, Residential and Retail projects. Eclectic and refined, production ranges from classic to contemporary styles and includes surfaces, furnishing accessories and the Budri Eyewear collection.

The interior design of the new space was entrusted to Studio Patricia Urquiola, linked to Budri by a longstanding and prolific collaboration. The architect succeeded in enhancing the architectural features of the period building with an elegant and refined, yet at the same time functional interior design.

“The aim of the project was to create a space with the capacity to highlight the beauty and preciousness of Budri surfaces and furnishing accessories, where contemporary collections and more classic proposals can be displayed together in harmony. With this in mind, we decided to imagine the entrance like the stage of a theatre, with two elegant velvet drapes simulating the stage curtains, drawn back to reveal a set characterised by scenery fashioned from marble and onyx that highlights the furnishings on stage”, stated Patricia Urquiola.

“The concept for the showroom was sparked by the desire to ‘give voice to marble’, in other words to recount a process that starts from the raw material and transforms into different languages. Marble is an apparently rigid and austere material that, in fact, turns out to be extremely expressive. It is up to those of us who work it to understand it and let it express itself”, claims Alessandra Malagoli Budri, the company’s Art Director.

The 350 m² space is spread over three floors with a specific display arrangement: the ground floor hosts the design collections, namely surfaces and furnishing accessories. In addition, an elegant lounge area looks onto the palazzo’s Liberty style courtyard. The basement floor is dedicated to classic surfaces and the “marble library”, a magical world showcasing marble and onyx. The mezzanine floor meanwhile is reserved for business meetings.

Once again, the forward-looking vision of Budri, the iconic, multi-faceted company at the forefront of the luxury design sector, brings innovation to architecture’s most noble material.

Design Team:

Patricia Urquiola

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×

Photographer: Luca Casonato

Budri Milano by Patricia Urquiola | Showrooms ×