THE ARTISANS

Made-to-order furniture. Locally-sourced wine and spirits. The world’s finest culinary destinations. Join us as we search the globe, and our own backyard, to uncover the people behind the products and experiences that set AKA apart from the most luxurious accommodations around the world. Join us as we discover The Makers.

Where do you go to furnish 110 luxury apartments? The emphatic answer: Milan. In the process of designing the interiors of AKA West Hollywood, our newest luxury extended-stay property on Sunset Boulevard, we flew to the capital of Italy’s Lombardy region to meet with our celebrated furniture and stone suppliers.

After collaborating with Nicoletta Canesi, partner at Piero Lissoni, we achieved AKA’s minimalist yet well-appointed aesthetic for the West Hollywood property by working with some of the most famous names in Italian design: Porro, Lema, and Living Divani. With all three companies based in the Brianza region—set between the fast-paced fashion metropolis of Milan and the enduring, beguiling beauty of the Italian Lakes—we set out to see first-hand how our interiors are crafted by artisans, often by hand, using only the highest-quality materials and time-tested processes.

DAYS ONE /TWO LEMA S.P.A ALZATE BRIANZA AND COMO ITALY

DAY THREE LIVING DIVANI ANZANO DEL PARCO ITALY

DAY FOUR PORRO MONTESOLARO OF CARIMATE ITALY

DAYS FIVE/SIX SALVATORI STONE MILAN AND QUERCETA ITALY