Founded in 2011, the company originally known as Milan, has been devoted to placing elegance in the palm of your hand. Awarded the Grands Prix du design in 2012, Milan continued to garner awards with the GranDesignEtico in 2014, and in 2016, the prestigious IDA Design Award in Italy.
Milan's audacious products have transformed the daily routine of food connoisseurs throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. In 2016, the quest for enticing yet elegant objects gained new momentum when Milan launched their international edition. Soon thereafter, the company began a close collaboration with world-class designers Samuel Accoceberry and Carlo Trevisani, unveiling unique products and inspiring true pleasure in everyday life.
In 2017, the Quebec company Maison Milan was created to serve as an editorial space for international designers with a passion for reinventing everyday objects. Maison Milan: a clarion call to those whose work bares the mark of audacity, who revel in the exchange of ideas, and share the design values of Tony Gaudette, where timeless elegance stands alongside an unexpected awakening of the senses.
A quest for timeless design fuels our core values and principles. We aim to reinvent the everyday object by collaborating with passionate designers from around the globe, with the upmost respect for design, and using the finest materials of exceptional quality. We dare to be audacious, to inspire, evoke and disrupt. Maison Milan imbues pleasure into everyday life by captivating the senses, one object at a time.
Maison Milan is the result of Tony Gaudette’s passion for design. A designer himself, he has dedicated his professional life to reinventing everyday objects. Born in the Italian community of Quebec’s North Shore he has nurtured Milan with an unshakable love for fine cuisine and exceptional design.
In his own creative practice, he expresses the highest regard for design rituals and collaborations. The results are elegant, sober, they asked to be picked up and held. They capture the imagination. A design object from Maison Milan inspires pleasure, evokes emotion and takes us by surprise.
The desire to showcase this passion led Tony Gaudette to establish a platform for designers with vision and with whom he shares a common design sensibility. In a spirit of empowered partnerships, Maison Milan supports the creative process of those willing to push boundaries. At the heart of this union – to be audacious. A constant desire to break with routine fuels the company, and is essential to their design relationships. Maison Milan follows one path, one journey, the pursuit of timeless design that is both elegant, yet an intimate part of everyday life.