Welcome to Shop Small Saturday, a weekly feature where we celebrate our community of independent boutiques, from Bath to Berlin.
Dubbed ‘The Apartment Store’, DEP Design is a concept store nestled among the ancient walls of the scenic Italian city of Como, just two blocks from the lake.
Founded in 1998 by Doriana De Petris, who “wanted to create a unique space to express her passion for contemporary interior design and comfortable living”, the store was created by combining two apartments into one. “We wanted to retain that feeling of being in an apartment. Each room is based on the spaces found in any home: living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom… We carefully restored the space, including all of the decorative details on the ceilings, wooden doors and even the parquet floor.”
The attention to detail that Doriana uses is evident. Every single item in the store feels like it belongs, and it is clear that multitudes of passion and experience has gone into its curation. From sculptural glassware by Ichendorf and Guaxs to graphic prints from Nina Brunn, and soft furnishings from Libeco, Doriana’s chic and refined taste shines through.
Whether you are planning a trip to Como, or looking for a touch of escapism, read on to find out what it is like to spend a Saturday at DEP Design Store.