Chez Nina, Milan

设计: India Mahdavi
业主: Nina Yashar - Nilufar Gallery 面积: 65.00 M² 完工年份: 2018
参赛类别: 年度酒吧


Nina Yashar’s multicultural background has allowed her to free herself from any classic definition of style —she has created the most sophisticated associations between modern furniture and contemporary productions — and has pushed the boundaries of this profession to become the most talented gallerist, editor, curator, producer of the business.

I designed "Chez Nina", the very private club opened during the last Salone in Milan, as a tribute to Nina and a celebration to our complicity.
The coloured velvet banquettes and the acid candy glass tables have been designed especially for the space — to contrast with the silk mural geometric landscape produced by English tailor of the homes, De Gournay —
A selection of lights and furniture pieces from Nina’s collection add a layer of sophistication — Gio Ponti armchairs, Martino Gamper’s poufs, Lelli’s floor lamp.
A new experience in Milan.

Wallpaper: produced by De Gournay - drawing by India Mahdavi
Velvet: Pierre Frey - True Velvet collection by India Mahdavi (plains and motifs)
Banquettes, tables & bar: India Mahdavi for Nilufar Gallery


This project is quite unusual, as it is a private club as well as a gallery, specifically a private club at Nilufar Gallery Via della Spiga.
It was designed as a pop up, but it is still there.

It opened for Salone del Mobile in April 2018 and embodies the story of a friendship between two women who share a similar multicultural background.
India Mahdavi and Nina Yashar were both born in Iran, left at very early age - and grew up in the US, Germany and France for India and Italy for Nina—and both have a love for multicultural spaces where vintage pieces mix with very contemporary- from Gio Ponti to Martino Gamper, from Viebeke Fonnesberg to Brazilian Terneiro, from Scandinavian Hans Agne Jakobsson to India Mahdavi — which results in rich and sophisticated aesthetics, adding color to the nights and mixing the passed, present and future in a unique harmony.
Chez Nina, is a small space (65sqm) with big intentions- the intention to connect one another, to exchange ideas at a moment where design becomes the center of the world.

Chez Nina became the place to be during Salone.