The Globetrotting Sophistication of Cabana Magazine

In this era of consolidation, cutting corners and mass market mentality, it is a rare pleasure to come across a unique product that strives to be more. Cabana Magazine, a new Italian publication launched during Salone del Mobile in Milan, is about sophistication on many levels. From the simplest object to the rarest collectible, from a rural hut to a cosmopolitan dwelling, Cabana explores the “intellectual and emotional intimacy with buildings and their surroundings … the intense relationship of thought, place and the person.”

Cabana MagazineStarting with the cover, you know this new biannual publication is something special. Seven different versions were printed, all created with real Pierre Frey fabrics, some vintage and some current, mine with Haras above. And the innovative printing continues inside, with specialty papers, finishes and laminations, each selected to enhance the particular piece.

Article on Teddy Millington Drake in Cabana MagazineA series on Teddy Millington Drake’s watercolors is printed entirely on vellum, emphasizing the ephemeral quality of both the experience and the works of the painter.

Teddy Millington Drake watercolors in Cabana Magazine

And in an exquisite fashion photo essay by Peter Lippmann, the pages are spot laminated,

Photos by Peter Lippmann in Cabana Magazine

giving the appearance of rare museum quality works of art set within their elaborate frames.

Photos by Peter Lippmann in Cabana Magazine

A fashion piece of another sort features haute couture dresses over 80 years ago discovered in a closed trunk in the attic of the historic Villa Erba in Cernobbio, beautifully photographed by Guido Taroni.

photo by Guido Taroni in Cabana MagazineIn the exploration of how dwellings affect their inhabitants lives a little mystery. While some articles are more typically journalistic, many are more enigmatic journeys for the reader to join, open to individual interpretation.

photo by Guido Taroni in Cabana MagazineSuch is a story by Taiye Selasi, accompanied by photos by Guido Taroni, of a stunning home,

photo by Guido Taroni in Cabana Magazine

somewhere behind the closed doors of Milan.

photos by Guido Taroni in Cabana Magazine

A conversation with Ivan Pericoli, co-founder of Astier de Villatte, Benoît Astier de Villatte and Setsuko Klossowska de Rola, below,

Setsuko Klossowska de Rola at Astier de Villatte in Cabana Magazinereveals the link between the Japanese painter and widow of Balthus, the French ceramic company and their new joint venture.

photo by Nicolas Pages of Astier Villatte in Cabana Magazinetwo photos above by Nicolas Pages

Cabana’s journey also takes us to Via Orti, a sensitive renovation by the remarkable team at Studio Peregalli.

Studio Peregalli in Cabana Magazine

photo by Santi Calecca

And lastly, in keeping with Cabana’s mission to “inspire a new generation of sophisticated globetrotters,” it presents the mindboggling home of an obsessive Italian connoisseur and collector, celebrating the passion for artisanal creations.

photo by Santi Caleca in Cabana Magazine

Publisher Gianluca Reina, with art curator and writer Francesco Bonami, art director Christoph Radl and the chic Coco Brandolini d’Adda and Martina Mondadori Sartogo have put together a publication of intrigue and distinction. I’ll be looking forward to a second installment this fall.

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20 thoughts on “The Globetrotting Sophistication of Cabana Magazine

  1. I am interested in acquiring a subscription but unable to locate the magazine on the Internet. Would you have this information? Beautiful article!

  2. Fabulous new publications, amazing images! Stacey, yes I am very interested in subscribing.

    The Arts by Karena

  3. So nice to see genuine interest taken in the crafted, the cultured, the discovered and collectors. I will eagerly await the info on how to acquire a copy of my own! Ahhh the Italians….the workd would be unbearable without them…..molto grazie

  4. I was so happy to hear about the revival of Cabana magazine and high hopes that it would be something special and clearly it is! Must get my hands on a copy! Thanks for the peak here, Stacey. Have a wonderful weekend! XO

  5. Thank you so much Stacey. I am catching up in my reading and thrilled with this information. I will buy Cabana based on your research and recommendation. Sincere and kind regards! Beth

  6. Great, great posting!!! OMG! Love this magazine, its layout, the quality of the photos and the people interviewed. Thanks Stacey!!!!

  7. I would like to order this magazine subscription for a friend. Is it possible to deliver to the USA? Are back orders available for the original first magazine?

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