april 2023 | masterly – the dutch in milano
palazzo francesco turati

the 7th edition of masterly – the dutch in milano will take place from april 18-25, 2023. during the salone del mobile the dutch pavilion is situated at palazzo francesco turati. the beautiful neo-renaissance palace, in the heart of milanese center, is within walking distance of the dom

the e perfectly restored historical spaces of the palazzo stand out with their beautifully inlaid flooring, marble doors and ornaments of gold lustre, wall coverings of velvet and silk and stunning hand carved boiseries. this makes the palazzo a perfect match to the unique method of uniquole where combinations of historic and contemporary design are at the core of museum exhibitions.

the stunning refurbished italian craftsmanship and the beautiful contemporary spaces form an amazing décor for the dutch pavilion with intriguing dutch design, fashion and photography.

also participate? see for more information www.masterly.nu or send an email to nicole@uniquole.nl.

_ 2023
committee of recommendation

masterly is supported by a renowned committee of recommendation:

  • w (willem) van ee (dutch ambassador in italy)
  • m. (mascha) baak (consul general in milan)
  • giulio cappellini (designer)
  • drs. w.j. (willem jan) hoogsteder (specialist dutch and flemish painting and the old Masters)
  • cristina morozzi (journalist, critic and brand ambassador instituto marangoni)
  • fedrico Ppompignoli (senior architect at OMA and project leader for the fondazione prada)
  • fred schoorl (director dutch association of architects)
  • emanuele tessarolo (founder and director 5vie art + design district)

photo: giulio cappellini and nicole uniquole

2022 | masterly – the dutch in milano

for the sixt year the dutch design pavilion arises during the salone del mobile in milan. uniquole is the initiator, curator and organiser and works in close collaboration with the dutch embassy, consulate general and the milan chamber of commerce. the initiative is included in the agenda of the network international business of the netherlands entreprise agency. titled masterly – the dutch in milano dutch designers, artisan self-producing businesses and design agencies present in the centre of milan. at the fascinating palazzo francesco turati the dutch pavillion arises with the best design and artisan craftsmanship the Netherlands has to offer. excellent dutch design, fashion and photography with a soul and individual identity. the salone takes place 7 – 12 june 2022.


for more information and / or registration view website www.masterly.nu

_ 2022
salone del mobile: 60 years

from june 7th to 12th 2022 the salone del mobile celebrates its 60-year anniversary. businesses and designers are eagerly anticipating this international platform to present themselves. milan is after all the place to meet! not in april, but in june this year, so milan is able to welcome more international visitors.

the sixth edition of masterly – the dutch in milano presents dutch design at a prime location right in the centre of milan. connect and become part of this international network.

_ 2022
architect's breakfast | keynote speaker li edelkoort

the architect’s breakfast is an initiative by masterly. Every year prestigious speakers are invited to express their vision of the world. 

 

keynote speaker 2022: trend forecaster li edelkoort.

invitaion only.

photo: ruud van der peijl

 

 

_ 2022
breakfast with international consul generals

at the initiative of mascha baak, consul-general in milan, on the first day of the salone del mobile a grand breakfast was hosted for her colleagues, international consul-generals. the objective was to establish concrete leads in various countries for masterly participants.

 

 

consul-generals and their economic and commercial attachés who were present came from, amongst others: the united states, japan, scandinavian countries, germany, england, france, zwitserland, india, and canada.

 

the breakfast was a great success and will continue for years to come.

2021 | masterly – the dutch in milano

a fusion of economics and culture, that’s masterly. masterly annually showcases a complete and varied design field with relevant work by architects, furniture, textile, construction and accessories companies, designers, artists, artisans, galleries and vocational colleges in design and interiors. over 100 participants make the joint presentation a must see during the salone del mobile.

photo: solo presentation by bibi smit / glass

_ 2021
corso como presentation

nicole uniquole and the owner of the world-famous trend store corso como have a good relationship. in 2021 corso como opened her first pop-up store in milan. for this first edition, the new owner of corso como asked nicole uniquole to select work from masterly milan participants.

uniquole invited studio stefan scholten to design the interior.

the pop-up store presents work by, amongst others, anton corbijn, nynke koster, stefan scholten, elise luttik, bibi smit, margot van huykelom, corine van voorbergen, and bert timmermans. especially for this occasion work was featured from the new massimo colombo collection.

_ 2021
architects' breakfast | keynote speaker francine houben

the architects’ breakfast is an initiative by masterly. annually prestigious speakers are invited to express their vision of the world.

 

keynote speaker 2021: francine houben | mecanoo.

invitation only.

_ 2021
press meeting salone del mobile

the international press agency of masterly – the dutch in milano organises a press conference on the 12th of april 2021, in collaboration with the dutch embassy and the consulate general in milan, for a preview of the 5th edition of the dutch pavilion. next to curator nicole uniquole all selected designers and businesses will be present here. a press release and 3 high-res images of each participant of the dutch pavilion will be available to download from the masterly website.

 

for international journalists special tours are organised.

 

if you wish to stay informed on this conference and/or receive press releases and images at an earlier stage, send an email to info@uniquole.nl of naar press@masterly.nu

_ 2019
opening cocktail of the dutch pavilion

see and be seen.. the annual VIP opening of masterly in milan is always an international happening. careful attention is paid to the guest list. together with the embassy in rome and the consulate general in milan the dutch pavilion is host to over 500 prominent guests from the corporate world and industry, designers and press.

_ 2019
architects's breakfast | keynote speaker ben van berkel

the architects’ breakfast is an initiative by masterly. annually prestigious speakers are invited to express their vision of the world.

keynote speaker 2019: ben van berkel.

invitation only.

_ 2018
keynote speaker laurens van den acker / renault

the architects’ breakfast is an initiative by masterly. annually prestigious speakers are invited to express their vision of the world.

keynote speaker 2018: laurens van den acker.

invitation only.

_ 2018
opening by the minister and ambassador

the 2018 edition of the dutch pavilion in milan was opened by ingrid van engelshoven, minister of culture, and the dutch ambassador in italy, joep wijnands.

2017 | masterly – the dutch in milano

titled “masterly – the dutch in milano”, dutch designers, artisan production companies and design agencies present themselves in the centre of milan.

at the fascinating palazzo francesco turati and the adjacent galleria meravigli the dutch pavilion arises, with the best design and artisan craftsmanship the netherlands has to offer.

 

excellent dutch design, fashion, and photography with a soul and its own identity.

2016 | masterly – the dutch in milano

titled “masterly – the dutch in milano”, dutch designers, artisan production companies and design agencies present themselves in the centre of milan.

at the fascinating palazzo francesco turati and the adjacent galleria meravigli the dutch pavilion arises, with the best design and artisan craftsmanship the netherlands has to offer.

 

excellent dutch design, fashion, and photography with a soul and its own identity.

 

the first edition of masterly – the dutch in milano took place in 2016

 

setting: palazzo francesco turati.

over 70.000 visitors attended the dutch pavilion in the centre of milan.

annual catalogues masterly milan

masterly – the dutch in milano is marketed each year, in true force of nature form, by the italian press office of giuseppina flohr.

 

for both press and participants the catalogue with visuals of the latest collection of all participating designers and businesses is an absolute must have.
with each year an introduction by the dutch ambassador in rome; and substantial profile pieces by, amongst others, cristina morozzi (journalist), edo dijksterhuis (journalist) and jeroen junte (journalist for publications such as the dutch national newspaper de volkskrant).