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Madera, Dorsoduro, Venice

2762 Dorsoduro
Campo San Barnaba
Italy 30123
Tel: 39 041 522 4181's insider take:

Designer Francesca Meratti's sleek housewares shop exudes minimalist style from every brushed-aluminium shelf. Her salad servers and sinuous carved bottle-stoppers come in a variety of exotic woods; her trays are in gorgeously textured slate; and her ceramic ashtrays are far too elegant to use for stubbing out cigarettes. Pieces by other European designers round out the collection: unusual jewelry with an ethnic slant, gorgeous textiles made into bags and scarves, and unique carved wooden bowls.

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 am to 1 pm and 3:30 to 7:30 pm.

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