Left
  • Andrea Brugnoni
  • Andrea Brugnoni
  • Andrea Brugnoni
  • Andrea Brugnoni
  • Andrea Brugnoni
  • Andrea Brugnoni
  • Andrea Brugnoni
Right

Andrea Brugnoni
Eclectic and Metropolitan

Entrance. An instant is all it takes to enter his world, his home. That fraction of a second necessary to frame, focus and shoot a Polaroid photo: to capture the image of anyone crossing his threshold. Thousands of photographs, to testify to the friends that come and go, like the flow of time itself.

First sign of creativity. Aged 14. Andrea chooses the boxing glove armchair as a gift. Since then, this object has accompanied him everywhere like Linus’s blanket, a classic of the sentimental variety, in his design-inflected home. That’s the way it is in the life of Andrea Brugnoni, an eclectic interpreter of the key word – selection –the real secret of style.
Selection is what he does publicly in his role as general manager of the Promenade du Port: a mix of fashion, art, design and food which, since 2008, has animated the pedestrian precinct of Porto Cervo and shopping on the Costa Smeralda. It is to Brugnoni that we owe this full immersion in design objects of exquisite refinement.

Private selection. With just as much liberty and assertiveness, it is deployed in Andrea’s Milanese apartment, of which very little is actually Milanese. Filtered by a cosmopolitan taste, it often recalls London-style interiors: dark colours such as blue for the bedroom and black in the kitchen, rooms with a frequent presence of leather and hide and an eccentric flavour deriving from personal traits: wherever you look, a surprise, a pièce de résistance, inevitably and artfully “out of place”. And besides: computer, Ipod and Ipad always switched on.

Never without. Rock music and sunglasses.
Never with. Business cards, always left behind.
Passion. Sardinia out of season.
Craze. Vintage Vespas. (Is it just a coincidence they are on sale on the Promenade?)

Travel.
Hand luggage.
Inside, everything cleverly rolled up and then scientifically hung up in the shower on arrival. Six/seven Ipods distributed between pockets and suitcase.

Distinctive signs.
1 . Suits strictly tailor-made – enlivened by sneakers or colourful gommino shoes.
Otherwise.
Torn blue jeans, jackets made to measure, loafers with buckle trim.
2 . Newspaper read from back to front, typical of a converted left-hander.
3 . The craze for tattoos, current number: 42.
4 . Pashminas around his neck, always two at a time.

The Picture of - Archive

Emilie Fouilloux
Naturally perfect
Discover More
Adrien Chavassieu
The perfect traveller
Discover More
Sara Brajovic
The trendsetting actress
Discover More
Alexia Jordan
The culinary tour of a bone collecting designer.
Discover More
Tatiana Gecmen Waldeck
Music and mid-European culture: Tatiana’s personal mix.
Discover More
Kyveli Alexiou
Style: the theatre of the self
Discover More
Pietro Anelli
Flying into the future
Discover More
Lucia Odescalchi
Contemporary princess
Discover More
Polly Morgan
An artist’s uniform
Discover More
Carolina Bucci
A contemporary Renaissance
Discover More
Noor Fares
The world seen through the eyes of ...
Discover More
Caroline Issa
Fashion culture
Discover More
Andrea Brugnoni
Eclectic and Metropolitan
Discover More
Hugh Van Cutsem
Metropolis and Nature
Discover More
Matteo Sardagna
Sardagna’s sense of land
Discover More
Hedvig Opshaug
Everyday Style: how to dress your day
Discover More
Orsini Peduzzi
From Rome to Paris with Tine and Luisa
Discover More
Lola Toscani
A look at Lola Toscani’s New York
Discover More
Natalie Dompé
Natalie Dompé’s Milan
Discover More
Tala Samman
The fashion stylist and blogger shows us round “her” Dubai
Discover More
Peter Cincotti
Nella mia musica, l’eco di radici italiane
Discover More
Guido Taroni
"Iconic is, essentially, that rare balance between the familiar and the unique."
Discover More
Martha Ward
A look in Martha’s wardrobe
Discover More
Carlotta Loverini Botta
A day in London with Carlotta Loverini Botta
Discover More
Valentine Warner
Valentine Warner is revealing his touch
Discover More
Tod's Loves New York
New York Exclusively for Tod's
Discover More
Milan as seen by Micol
"If that's what everyone sees, that’s not what I see"
Discover More
Chic muse
The fashion blogger Denni Elias
Discover More
The Northern Light
Hedvig Opshaug fo Tod's
Discover More
The Blonde Salad
Chiara Ferragni exclusive for Tod's
Discover More