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.”
Starting 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.
A 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.
And in an exquisite fashion photo essay by Peter Lippmann, the pages are spot laminated,
giving the appearance of rare museum quality works of art set within their elaborate frames.
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.
In 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.
Such is a story by Taiye Selasi, accompanied by photos by Guido Taroni, of a stunning home,
somewhere behind the closed doors of Milan.
A conversation with Ivan Pericoli, co-founder of Astier de Villatte, Benoît Astier de Villatte and Setsuko Klossowska de Rola, below,
reveals the link between the Japanese painter and widow of Balthus, the French ceramic company and their new joint venture.
two photos above by Nicolas Pages
Cabana’s journey also takes us to Via Orti, a sensitive renovation by the remarkable team at Studio Peregalli.
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.
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.
20 thoughts on “The Globetrotting Sophistication of Cabana Magazine”
I am interested in acquiring a subscription but unable to locate the magazine on the Internet. Would you have this information? Beautiful article!
What a discovery! Please tell us where we can buy a copy of Cabana Magazine.
Thank you for stopping by Allyson. I have written the publisher and will publish the answer here (and email you) when I receive an answer.
Wow! Please send the info to me as well. Thanks!
Reminiscent of “Flair”…lovely!
An exquisite jewel!! franki
Fabulous new publications, amazing images! Stacey, yes I am very interested in subscribing.
The Arts by Karena
INCREDIBLE!! what a beautiful post~
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
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
Me, too, please!! (Google wasn’t much help…) franki
Hi All, this is truly a wonderful magazine and you can get a copy at Newsstand.co.uk for delivery worldwide.
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
I bought it yesterday, it s a jewel!
but i cannot find their internet site.
Great, great posting!!! OMG! Love this magazine, its layout, the quality of the photos and the people interviewed. Thanks Stacey!!!!
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?
Where can one purchase back issues of Cabana? Cannot find any online!
Finding out for you Margaret – will email you.