Dear Papille readers, WELCOME! And again, WELCOME! There is no better way to introduce
this year's theme: hospitality. While the concept of home can be interpreted in many different ways, we
have chosen to see it as a welcoming space, an area to be shared with your guests. What could be more
magical than making your home even more beautiful for an extraordinary and welcome presence?
I firmly believe that the sentiment of hospitality brings out the best in us and in our homes. In this
perspective, welcoming a guest becomes a special chance to realise, once again, how beautiful our house
is, and how unique and even more personal it can become with a few, expert touches.
We cannot explore here all aspects of hospitality, which includes so many gestures, big and small.
We decided to focus on two that we believe are at the heart of welcoming: the garden and the table, skin
and heart of our homes, can be located, ideally, at the beginning and at the centre of an itinerary through
the beauty that is found in our house. We would like to thank Gianfranco Paghera, for his green art
which transforms nature into a convivial space. Our thanks also go to Giovanni Raspini, who turns the
art of welcoming guests into a magical experience with his elegant and utterly beautiful objects.
We hope you enjoy this issue!