Nina Yashar is one of Milan’s top design dealers, having made a name for herself collecting and selling 20th-century Italian furniture. She has operated her gallery on Via della Spiga since 1979, but it was only recently, in 2015, that she opened her depot, a massive warehouse showcasing her collection of vintage and contemporary design pieces that she has assembled over the years. It’s a veritable treasure trove, one whose configuration was inspired by Milan's famous Teatro alla Scala: three stories of black metal balconies surround a central atrium, each with its own distinct units or room sets. Even if you’re not looking to buy, Yashar’s impeccable collection is sure to inspire.
Time Out tip: If you happen to visit during Milan Design Week (Salone del Mobile Milano), which takes place every April, be sure to schedule a visit to the depot, which will be buzzing and ripe for people watching.