NYT style magazine profiles home of nilafur gallery’s nina yashar
(above) nina yashar in her milan home, with a lamp by gae aulenti on a table by frank lloyd wright and warren mcarthur
photo credit: andrea ferrari




nina yashar has made a name for herself on the global creative scene, as a dealer of distinctive furniture and design objects. however, the nilafur gallery founder’s unique curatorial sensibility doesn’t just stop at her milan showroom in the posh and fashionable via della spiga. it is also reflected in her two-story apartment, located in the heart of the city.

new york times style magazine nilafur gallery nina yashar home
a painting by piero pizzi cannella hangs near a leather armchair by jacques adnet in yashar’s home
photo credit: andrea ferrari




when she began designing her residence 23 years ago, yashar set out to create a scheme that encompassed the entirety of its existing architectural plan. persian patterns and symbols adorn the walls, with ceilings envisioned to convey a heavenly atmosphere — all this setting the backdrop to her eclectic collection of pieces. her home is an utterance of her professional and personal passion for art and design and like in her gallery, sees works by the great masters of the past such as ettore sottsass, piero fornasetti and frank lloyd wright, displayed in harmony with pieces by creative contemporaries such as lindsay edelman and martino gamper; mixed with a traditional cabinet from 18th-century tibet, a chinese chandelier and scandinavian rugs.


nina yashar on design and curating her own home
video courtesy of the new york times



see how nina yashar lives and works in T: the new york times style magazine’s exclusive profile of the milanese gallerist, that details her aesthetic intuitions and ambitions.