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Data Pubblicazione: 1 April 2015
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A Dream for Tomorrow. Looking to the Past to Invent the Future

Università degli Studi in Milan
via Festa del Perdono, 7
From 13 to 19 April open from 10 am to 12pm
from 20 April to 24 May from 10 am to 10 pm

Original installations and projects of architecture and design, organized in a surprising mosaic, to envision the sustainable future of the city

What urban energies are expressed, year after year, in the micro-architectures of Interni in Milan? What has been the meaning of this sequence of exercises of micro-urbanism over the years? And what do the projects we are doing in 2015 on the excessively strong theme of Energy for Creativity have to say?

They will have to express a heroic sense of the object linked to destiny, to the great apocalyptic visions of men and of a planet we absolutely have to save. These concentrates of architecture will have to be communicators of messages, expressions and demonstrations of certain theses, documents of humanity. They will be present figures, i.e. highly visible, aesthetic protagonists, connected to history and anthropology.

Their languages will have to express new, radical hypotheses of change, where objects present themselves as symbols of commitment and responsibility, icons with spiritual references. They will be object-prototypes, space-symbols, made by hand or with unusual methods, to emphasize the contradictions and paradoxes of luxury and poverty. They will be little absurd monuments to the breakdown of typologies.

They will propose the idea of a hyper-tech but agricultural and tribal territory, connected to archaic myths of basic survival and the union of ethnic groups. They will launch a pre-ecological utopia of society, representing hypotheses from other worlds, sense and nonsense.

Interni in 2015 will bring a city to life, the city of Energy for Creativity, whose urban order will be a patchwork. Roaming through the mini-streets of this intense demonstrative micro-city, we will have to seek and find the indicators of essential variations on the dominant system, beyond insane innovation.

Alessandro Mendini

 

 

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Living Line

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Yellow Tower

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Black Hole

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In Mostra ARCHITECTURE

Data Pubblicazione: 2 April 2015

 

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Padiglione Zero – Expo Milano 2015

Padiglione Zero – Expo Milano 2015

Giancarlo Basili, Michele De Lucchi, Davide Rampello
Hall Aula Magna
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The scale model of Padiglione Zero in the Hall of the Aula Magna offers a preview of the structure that will welcome visitors to the Expo, created by Davide rampello, Michele De Lucchi an Giancarlo Basili

Expo milano 2015 enters the spaces of the state university with energy for creativity, for which it is the co-producer, and brings a vivid preview, presenting a scale model of padiglione zero. The structure will welcome visitors to the expo site, presenting a summary of the themes of nutrition.

Padiglione zero is the result of collaboration between Davide Rampello, curator, with the architect Michele De Lucchi and the set designer Giancarlo Basili. Davide rampello explains that the pavilion ‘offers a story that starts from the memory of humankind, traces the evolution of its relationship with nature – from the action of taming the animal and vegetable world to the invention of tools and forms of conservation – all the way to the major contradictions of contemporary nutrition.”

As Michele De Lucchi illustrates, “padiglione zero reproduces a piece of the earth’s crust raised off the ground. Diagramming the contour curves, it reproduces the earth’s surface with mountains, hills and a large central valley.”

Inside, different conceptual areas accompany visitators to discover the theme of feeding the planet, energia for life. “padiglione zero offers an experience of a voyage to the center of the earth,” de lucchi adds, “where visitors literally enter the earth, looking at it from the inside, which is certainly an unusual experience.”

Padiglione Zero, at the entrance to the Expo Milano 2015 site, welcomes visitors, introducing the themes of the exposition: a scale model of the building will be shown in the Hall of the Aula Magna. The curator is Davide Rampello, the designer the architect Michele De Lucchi; installations by Giancarlo Basili.

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Michele De Lucchi. ph. Efrem Raimondi

Michele De Lucchi. ph. Efrem Raimondi

Davide Rampello. ph. Efrem Raimondi

Davide Rampello. ph. Efrem Raimondi

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Utopia Concreta – Palazzo Italia Expo Milano 2015

Utopia Concreta – Palazzo Italia Expo Milano 2015

Michele Molè e Susanna Tradati, Nemesi&Partners
Hall Aula Magna
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An exhibition narrates, in images, the construction of the work of architecture that will represent italy at the universal exposition, and is already its symbol

On the first of may, when the Expo opens, Padiglione Italia will be ready: composed of Palazzo Italia and the buildings of the Cardo, it is the place that represents our country on the Expo site.

Palazzo italia is a project by Michele Molé and Susanna Tradati, studio Nemesi&Partners, creators of the entire italian pavilion, and it sets some records: it is the only permanent Expo building, reaching a height of 35 meters, the tallest in the event.

An exhibition in images set up in the hall of the Aula Magna retraces the most important moments of the worksite and narrates the birth of this iconic building that stands out for its external enclosure with a branching pattern, a surface of 9000 m2 composed of 750 panels of i.active biodynamic cement with the tx active principle, both patents of italcementi: in contact with sunlight the principle lets the material capture pollutants, transforming them into mineral salts. The panels are made with the technology of Styl-Comp.

 

The studio Nemesi&Partners, based in Rome, guided by Michele Molè, founder and director, and Susanna Tradati, associate partner, has done the design of Padiglione Italia for Expo Milano 2015. The exhibition in images narrates the making of Palazzo Italia and has been produced in collaboration with Italcementi Group.

Michele Molè e Susanna Tradati, Nemesi&Partners ph. Luigi Filetici

Michele Molè e Susanna Tradati, Nemesi&Partners ph. Luigi Filetici

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Camera Chiara

Camera Chiara

Annabel Karim Kassar Architects and Interiors
Cortile del 700
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Two telescopic pavilions in steel and wood contain spaces inspired by lebanese domestic interiors, narrating tales of crafts and lifestyles

Facing each other in the Cortile del 700, the two pavilions of the installation Camera Chiara, by the Franco-Lebanese architect Annabel Karim Kassar with a team of designers, artists and artisans, create an original parallelism situation with respect to the regular vaults of the Baroque double portico.

Composed of a telescopic stepped structure in steel and wood, the pavilions invite visitors to enter for a firsthand experience of domestic life, echoing with faraway music and unexpected imagery.

The first pavilion, Liwan, takes its name from the living room of Lebanese houses and contains, in a space with a beaten earth floor, crafted furnishings, video narratives and Arabian music. In the opposite pavilion, Camera Chiara, a series of blue mattresses on the ground welcomes spectators to watch original films that narrate processes of crafts production.

 

Architects and Interiors From Paris to Lebanon, the architect Annabel Karim Kassar has founded a studio with offices in Beirut, Dubai and London. With the companies HSC and Imola Legno, Golran 1898, Sylumis and CAI-Light for the lighting, she has designed the installation Camera Chiara, with two furnished pavilions open to visitors.

Annabel Karim Kassar ph. Ray Main

Annabel Karim Kassar ph. Ray Main

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Future Flowers

Future Flowers

Daniel Libeskind with Libeskind Design
Cortile della Farmacia
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A conceptual composition with lines of colored metal panels that intersect on diagonal axes to investigate the meaning of geometry and color

The installation Daniel Libeskind has created with libeskind design and in collaboration with Oikos for the cortile della farmacia originates in the collection of drawings Chamberworks by the famous architect, gathering architectural compositions on paper created as matrices of spatial organization.

In the case of the installation future flowers, the original work is Chamberwork n.2. Horizontal, in which two series of parallel lines intersect on diagonal axes. The installation transferes the spatial study into three dimensions, through bundles of intersecting straight lines composed of metal panels painted in colors belonging to the new palette developed by Libeskind for Oikos.

The three-dimensional projection of the drawing makes it possible to grasp the innermost values of the original spatial matrix, while bringing out the capacity of volumetric organization of straight lines, as well as the role of light and color.

Future Flowers comes from a graphic study by Daniel Libeskind, an international star in the field of architecture and urban design. The installation has been created with Libeskind Design, the Milan-based studio headed by his son Lev Libeskind, and produced by Oikos, the company of reference in the production of colors and materials for architecture.

Daniel Libeskind ph. Stefan Ruiz

Daniel Libeskind ph. Stefan Ruiz

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Deep Words Light

Deep Words Light

Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners
Cortile d’Onore
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Four monumental steles like theatrical wings at the baroque portico of the cortile d’onore: each bears a fundamental text of italian culture

The age-old force of Italian culture expressed through four fundamental texts of philosophy, law, ancient and modern literature: this is the conceptual nucleus of Deep Words Light, which translates the value of words into architectural form.

Created by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners in collaboration with Gruppo Cosentino, the installation is inspired by the Teatro Olimpico of Palladio and stages, on a large platform, four tall steles (10 m) that form theatrical wings for the historic portico, interpreted as a set.

Each stele is composed of fifteen Dekton sheets, the new-generation facing produced by Gruppo Cosentino and characterized by great strength, on which water-jet technology has been used to engrave the texts, enhanced by oblique lighting.

 

The architecture studio founded in Milan in 1999 by Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel operates on an international scale on complex design programs; they have created the installation in the Cortile d’Onore with Gruppo Cosentino, a Spanish company that produces innovative surfaces for architecture and design on a global level.

Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel

Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel

 

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Monumento a IL ROSSETTO

Alessandro and Francesco Mendini
Cortile d’Onore
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A large rotating pencil is the sculptural celebration of the object-symbol of feminine charisma, in an explosion of color and creative energy

The ways to express ‘the energies of a positive and creative life’, according to Alessandro and Francesco Mendini, ‘are infinite’: one of them is a small, colorful, playful and gentle object, which makes every woman the artist of herself on a daily basis: lipstick.

The Mendini brothers pay sculptural homage to this object, creating a divertissement on a monumental scale: a large steel lipstick that stands in the cortile d’onore, composed of two cylinders of over one meter in diameter covered with a colored film.

The opposite rotational movement of the two cylinders makes the lipstick emerge from its container. The round form is a tribute to il rossetto, the bestselling product by Deborah Milano, which has collaborated to make the sculpture by the Mendini brothers.

 

The Medini brothers have worked together since 1989, the year of the founding of Atelier Mendini. Alessandro, who has written the theoretical manifesto of Energy for Creativity, recently received the European Prize for Architecture 2014. Monumento a IL ROSSETTO has been produced with Deborah Milano.

Alessandro and Francesco Mendini

Alessandro and Francesco Mendini

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Punti di Vista

Punti di Vista

Piuarch
Cortile d’Onore
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A structure in three volumes prompts reflection on the architectural features of Ca’ Granda, capturing the gaze with oriented views and kaleidoscopic effects

The architectural forms of the past are a source of design energy stored over time, from which to derive new visions: this is the conceptual path proposed by the architecture studio Piuarch for the visitors at Energy for Creativity, with the installation Punti di Vista, made with Marazzi in the Cortile d’Onore.

The frieze, the column and the arch, the elements of the historic portico, are broken down into pure forms, leading to an architectural structure organized in three independent volumes.

Each of them, covered in Mystone stoneware by Marazzi, encourages observation and perception: through oriented openings, the gaze is drawn towards the architectural features of the portico, and at the same time captured by kaleidoscopic effects driven by mirrors and colored blocks.

 

The Milan-based studio Piuarch, guided by the partners Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and Monica Tricario, has created Punti di Vista with Marazzi, a company of reference in the sector of facings and floorings in ceramic and stoneware. Among the materials used, the Marazzi Progetto Triennale blocks by Gio Ponti and Alberto Rosselli (1960). In 2015 the company celebrates its 80th anniversary.

Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and Monica Tricario ph. Enrico Basili

Francesco Fresa, Germán Fuenmayor, Gino Garbellini and Monica Tricario ph. Enrico Basili

ph. Enrico Basili

Living Line

Speech Tchoban & Kuznetsov with Abniya Sterligova
Cortile d’Onore
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A ribbon of reflecting walls traces a design with rings, reflecting the historical portico: it symbolizes the perpetual motion of creativity that generates new visions of the world

At the center of the Cortile d’Onore, a spectacular line composed of reflecting parts that closes to form a sort of circuit with three rings: this is the creation of Sergei Tchoban and Sergey Kuznetsov of the studio Speech Tchoban & Kuznetsov, with Agniya Sterligova.

The installation sets out to portray the concept of perpetual motion and engages viewers in a game of reflections and views. The reflecting parts almost neutralize their presence, reflecting the monumental context and revealing always new images.

Living Line, done in collaboration with Velko 2000, offers a creative mediation between reality and the viewer, triggering always new suggestions generated by different vantage points.

 

The architects Sergei Tchoban and Sergey Kuznetsov, together with Agniya Sterligova, have created the installation in reflecting glass at the center of the Cortile d’Onore, in collaboration with the Russian company Velko 2000, which designs, produces and installs building facades.

Sergei Tchoban e Sergey Kuznetsov

Sergei Tchoban e Sergey Kuznetsov

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Agniya Sterligova

 

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Yellow Tower

Yellow Tower

Luca Trazzi
Cortile d’Onore
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A tall, sinuous metal cage in yellow reinvents the forms of champagne bottles and, at the same time, pays tribute to the innovative spirit of barbe-nicole ponsardin clicquot

To create an excellent product and spread it around the world is an act of entrepreneurial creativity, done by outstanding exponents in all eras: for the installation Yellow Tower Luca Trazzi has been inspired by the figure of Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot, the ‘grande dame de la champagne’, entrepreneur ante litteram who created a brand of tradition from scratch.

The yellow tower, produced with Veuve Clicquot, is composed of calendared metal parts that reinvent the form of a champagne bottle; the structure with a height of 20 meters establishes a dialogue with the 17th-century portico of the Cortile d’Onore, where it is placed, and with the Torre Velasca seen on the horizon.

Inside, the champagne bottles are protected inside a luminous wing, like the cavern-cellars in gypsum where the bottles age in Reims.

 

The architect and designer Luca Trazzi, with studios in Milan and Shanghai, has created a large yellow metal tower to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot. The Maison Veuve Clicquot, which produced the installation, was founded in 1772 in Reims and is still one of the leading producers of champagne.

Luca Trazzi

Luca Trazzi

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Vitruvius in Quarantine

Vitruvius in Quarantine

Bernard Khoury
Cortile d’Onore
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At the ends of a stone tunnel composed of circular rings, the statue of vitruvian man and a video that reproduces moments of everyday life of a refugee

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A voyage through time and space: this is the path through the tunnel of stone composed of rings created by the Lebanese architect Bernard Khoury and made in collaboration with Margraf.

The two extremities of the tunnel represent the starting and arrival points: at one end there is a statue of the Vitruvian Man, based on the famous figure by Leonardo inserted in the geometric forms of the square and the circle, immobile in its Renaissance perfection; at the other end, there is a video that shows the everyday gestures of an actor, a Syrian refugee, shot in a studio at Karantina in Beirut.

In the tunnel separating the two images visitors enter and become a third element between two opposites, between the ancient solidity of the marble figure and the volatile, contemporary character of the video.

 

A Lebanese architect based in Beirut, Bernard Khoury presents, in the Cortile d’Onore, the installation Vitruvius in Quarantine, made with Margraf. The company based in Chiampo (Vicenza) quarries and works over 200 types of marble, operating on an international level with the most famous designers and studios.

Bernard Khoury

Bernard Khoury

Black Hole

Steve Blatz and Antonio Pio Saracino
Cortile d’Onore
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A tower pavilion open to the sky encloses the silhouette of a black hole that catalyzes energy and shapes space, creating an evocative place in which to linger

Energy, in the installation Black Hole by the architectural duo of Steve Blatz, american, and Antonio Pio Saracino, italian, is an empty space at the center of a circular pavilion: a ‘black hole’ that conveys overhead light to the ground, pouring it onto visitors who enter the structure for a moment of relaxation.

The tower pavilion made with Marzorati Ronchetti, Vetreria Bazzanese and Zordan is the spatial and metaphorical representation of the power of creative energy.

The base of the pavilion contains a wooden seat and is enclosed by engraved glass. Four steel pillars support a structure of horizontal wooden boards perforated at the center. The overlaid boards have edges faced in reflecting steel, forming the internal profile of the black hole, through which the light passes.

 

The designers Steve Blatz and Antonio Pio Saracino are both based in New York, and have worked together since 2004. The have made Black Hole with Marzorati Ronchetti, specializing in the working of fine metals, Vetreria Bazzanese, a company of reference for projects in glass, and Zordan, which operates in the sector of custom wooden furnishings.

Steve Blatz

Steve Blatz

Pio Saracino

Pio Saracino

Operafood

Valerio Maria Ferrari - VMCF Atelier
Cortile d’Onore
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The model of a new spatial concept for musical theater, in the form of an ascending spiral that connects audience and stage, emerging from the frame of a large red box

The experience developed by the architect Valerio Maria Ferrari in the field of set design and directing of opera for the world’sleading theaters leads to the conception of a new spatial model for the musical theater, on which he has worked for over twenty years: it is the Visual Music Facilities Theater, in which an ascending spiral shapes the stage and the zone for the audience, bringing them together, with the orchestra at the center.

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Valerio Maria Ferrari makes this the protagonist of an installation in the Cortile d’Onore, created in collaboration with Bioseutica, in which the model of the theater, painted white, is presented inside a large red enclosure with an opening in the form of a mouth.

The installation features a film on the theme of food in opera, revealing the links between these two forms of cultural and artistic expression, closely connected to Italian identity.

 

With his studio VMCF Atelier, with offices in Paris and Milan, Valerio Maria Ferrari operates in the field of architecture and, at the same time, conducts research on musical theater: one example is the Visual Music Facilities Theater, the protagonist of the installation done with Bioseutica, the worldwide company of reference in the sector of natural enzymes. The video is by Eric Frechu.

Valerio Maria Ferrari

Valerio Maria Ferrari

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Invitation Tower

Invitation Tower

Audi Industrial Design
Cortile d’Onore
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A simple but striking structure due to its size and its particular design

The installation acts as a landmark in the monumental context of the Università degli Studi to underline the presence of Audi at the FuoriSalone and to invite people to visit the Audi City Lab, the urban laboratory of creativity, encounters and ideas organized by the automaker based in Ingolstadt from 13 April to 10 May at Via Montenapoleone 27.

Invitation Tower is a simple but striking structure due to its size and its particular design: a square tower with four LCD screens, one for each side.

Four design products will be shown on the screens, as black profiles, while the silhouettes of visitors also appear, simulating a live broadcast of the event itself.

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Folklore

Folklore

Alessandro Michele
Portali Scaloni d’Onore
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A wooden structure inspired by renaissance palaces and covered with a myriad of porcelain pieces underlines the structure of the portals and transforms them into festive arches

A perspective on Italian Renaissance art and a reminder of the folk tradition of festival carriages and floats: these are the suggestions evoked by the designer Alessandro Michele, creative director of Richard Ginori, for the creation of Folklore, the installation that covers and transforms the two portals of the Scaloni d’Onore into marvelous archways.

In the project, done with the historic Florentine producer of porcelain for the table, the protagonist is the material itself, which in the form of plates, teapots, soup tureens, cups, handles, spouts and knobs covers the entire wooden structure.

A noble form, based on the Renaissance, enhanced by the lighting: an explicit reference to the temporary creations used in popular festivals, moments of joyful celebration of collective energy and community identity.

 

The installation on the Portals of the Scaloni d’Onore was made with Richard Ginori and created by designer Alessandro Michele, creative director of the Italian high-quality porcelain tableware brand. Since January, Alessandro Michele is also the creative director of Gucci.

Alessandro Michele

Alessandro Michele

Irori

Kengo Kuma & Associates
Hall Aula Magna
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A structure in bamboo and steel, around a hearth, represents the evolution of the kitchen in a shaped space enclosed by a cocoon of vulcanized paper

Tradition and innovation meet in the installation Irori, created by the famous Japanese architect Kengo Kuma: he has focused on the ancient hearth (irori, in Japanese) built into the floor, used to warm the house and for cooking.

The focal point of historic Japanese dwellings, in the installation by Kuma with TJM Design, becomes the nucleus of a new convivial space that is both kitchen and living area, a fulcrum of domestic energy.

The furnishings system composed of steel tubes and bamboo can be creatively expanded or reduced, based on the needs of the family. The installation is enclosed, as if in a shell, in the hall of the Aula Magna, by a wrapper of vulcanized paper, strengthened by a special chemical treatment.

 

The Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, with his studio, has created the installation Irori, in collaboration with the Japanese company TJM Design, which with the brand Kitchenhouse produces high-profile component kitchens distributed in Japan and China. Lights by Viabizzuno.

Kengo Kuma ph. Pey Inada

Kengo Kuma ph. Pey Inada

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Digital Lithic Design

Digital Lithic Design

Raffaello Galiotto
Cortile d’Onore
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Seven works in marble with surprising forms to reveal technological excellence, capacity to transform and creativity in the italian stone materials sector

Thanks to an age-old tradition and advanced technological know-how, Italy is a world leader in the production and crafting of marble: in this creative and productive setting, the installation Digital Lithic Design offers a collection of marble works made with machinery of the latest generation.

Its creator, in collaboration with Marmomacc, is the designer Raffaello Galiotto, also the maker of the seven works produced with seven sector companies: Litocorno with Antolini, the series Catenata, Corallo, Corona, Madrepora, Porifera, Serpentina with Budri, Quadrilobo with Decormarmi, Bicefalo with Intermac, Retina with Lithos Design, Crio with Odone Angelo, Carapace with Omag.

To demonstrate how technology, oriented by creativity and applied to marble, generates unusual expressive and constructive possibilities.

 

Specializing in the design of objects and collections in marble and stone, the designer from Vicenza Raffaello Galiotto has created Digital Lithic Design in collaboration with Marmomacc, the event of Veronafiere on the stone sector, which in the fall of 2015 will reach its 50th edition, and with Antolini, Budri, Decormarmi, Intermac, Lithos Design, Odone Angelo, Omag.

Raffaello Galiotto

Raffaello Galiotto

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Designing China. Mood-Object

Designing China. Mood-Object

Yang Dongjiang
Loggiato Ovest
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Six outstanding chinese architects and designers show experimental furnishings projects that investigate the relationship between mood and objects, creative inspiration and production

The group show Designing China, in its second edition, offers an investigation of the roots of design culture. The formula Mood-Object sums up the reflections behind the show: the tension generated between states of mind and material necessities, subjectivity and objectivity, is as complex as it is prolific, and it represents the energy that prompts the designer to create, and prompts people to purchase and use objects.

The exhibition presents, in the spaces of the Loggiato Ovest, the works of six Chinese talents, successful architects and designers with international training and prestigious institutional roles; they include Yang Dongjiang, as coordinator. The pieces on display include tables, chairs, partitions and sofas, in wood, bamboo, ceramic, glass, with essential and incisive forms, and innovative design content.

 

The projects in the show are by Yang Dongjiang (designer and coordinator of the event), Zhu Pei (architect), Ruan Hao (architect), Sherman Lin (designer), Chen Yaoguang (designer), Jiang Feng (architect). The exhibition Designing China – Mood-Object has bee produced in collaboration with Guangdong Huasong Furniture Group, the Chinese company of reference in the home furnishings sector.

Yang Dongjiang

Yang Dongjiang

Zhu Pei

Zhu Pei

 

 

Ruan Hao

Ruan Hao

 

Sherman Lin

Sherman Lin

 

Jiang Feng

Jiang Feng

 

Chen Yaoguang

Chen Yaoguang

 

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Energia Brasileira

Energia Brasileira

José Roberto Moreira Do Valle
Porticato Richini e nel Porticato San Nazaro
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The nation of brazil presents its creative and design universe in an itinerary that sheds light on the protagonists of the present and the past, between design, art and culture

The exuberant character of Brazilian culture has been expressed, and still is, in forms and projects of design, art and architecture with one distinctive feature: a universe full of energy and color, that already for five years now has been part of the FuoriSalone in Milan thanks to Brasil S/A. This year the show enters the context of Energy for Creativity with a strong presence in the cloisters of the University, between Porticato Richini and Porticato San Nazaro.

Brazil S/A, created and coordinated by José Roberto Moreira Do Valle, with Energia Brasileira offers a complete overview of Brazilian creativity between design and art, tradition and future.

José Roberto Moreira Do Valle

José Roberto Moreira Do Valle

José Roberto Moreira Do Valle A Brazilian architect, he founded and directs Brazil S/A, which promotes the image of Brazilian design in the world, presenting products, stories and protagonists, as in an outdoor art gallery. Energia Brasileira, this year’s edition of Brazil S/A, has also been organized by Angelo Derenze and Fran Abreu.

The show presents works by over forty creative talents, emerging young designers and already famous exponents, in a range of exhibitions, including 100% Brazil, a tribute to Sergio Rodriguez curated by Linbrasil, The Neon Traffic Dealer created and curated by Alê Jordão, Sou Do Mundo, Sou Minas Gerais and Design Na Pele ‘Escritas’.

Among the big design names, Brunno Jahara, Guto Requena, Marcelo Rosenbaum, Fetish Studio, Sergio Matos, Zanini De Zanine, Bruno Faucz, Fernando Jaeger, Henry Steyer, Atelier Bam, Marko Brajovic and Rodrigo Ambrosio.

Images of the exhibitions in Energia Brasileira, the group show organized by Brazil S/A at Porticato Richini and Porticato San Nazaro.

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Products presented in the exhibition 100%Brazil.

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Waves of Creativity

Waves of Creativity

Mac Stopa
Press Room
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The press office of interni is transformed into a creative space enlivened by waves of color and 3d patterns

With the project for the press office of interni mac stopa proposes his effective interpretation of the theme of the show. The polish architect has invented a colorful 3d wave motif reproduced on wallpaper (custom made by advertis), as well as on the pelikan chairs and poufs by profim arranged in the rooms.

Three-dimensional motifs are also used on the floor by bolon and the poufs by tonon in the meeting room. On the walls, rounded shelves composed of one hundred modular parts produced by tmk in an innovative polymer compound by saint-gobain formula.

 

The Press Office of Interni has been designed by the Polish architect Mac Stopa, founder of the studio Massive Design, and produced in collaboration with the Swedish company Bolon which produces design coverings. Technical sponsors: Tonon, Profim, TMK, Saint-Gobain Formula, Marro, Advertis, Flos, Samsung and Fake Factory.

Mac Stopa

Mac Stopa

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We Love We Care

We Love We Care

Philippe Starck
Cortile d’Onore
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Philippe starck as a performer distributes a beverage of his own creation from a cheerful triporteur

Every public gesture of a star is an act of communication: a rule that is also valid in the world of design. So Philippe Starck, for energy for creativity, applies his charisma to enliven a performance entitled we love we care, in collaboration with the furnishings brand Tog.

Starck takes on the role of a vendor with a pedal cart to distribute an original beverage of his own creation, similar to rosé wine but without alcoholic content, for healthy imbibing.

The purpose is to offer a moment of fun and sharing to visitors and to symbolically remind us of the duties of a designer: to offer a service, to find solutions, to make everyday life more pleasurable.

 

Philippe Starck for Energy for Creativity comes up with an original performance as a street vendor, in collaboration with Tog, the Brazilian brand of personalized home furnishings, which made its debut last year at the Salone del Mobile. Starck has designed several collections for Tog.

Philippe Starck ph. Nicolas Guerin

Philippe Starck ph. Nicolas Guerin

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Metropolitan Tastes

Metropolitan Tastes

Studio Azzurro
Cortile d’Onore
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The work presented by Studio Azzurro in the portico of the Cortile d’Onore is a synchronized video installation with two modules and nine video programs, in which two horizontal, continuous surfaces show a sequence of images in motion gathered in the planets most significant big cities: Calcutta, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Cairo, Las Vegas, Manila, Moscow, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Taipei.

The images flow, suspended in the space between the arches. They reveal similarities and differences between distant places that seem to get closer to each other in terms of image. They narrate densely populated places, in fragments, the traffic and the markets where foods are displayed, purchased and consumed.

Scenes that speak of human culture, the frenzy of cities and a planet incessantly bent on procuring the nourishment it needs to live. Markets, vendors and consumers, piles of fresh food and industrial products, kiosks and shop windows are seen amidst automobiles and passers-by, in a dialogue with luminous signage, an infinite flow of frames.

Studio Azzurro is an artistic research group founded in Milan in 1982 by Fabio Cirifino (photography), Leonardo Sangiorgi (graphic design and animation) and Paolo Rosa (visual arts and cinema, who died prematurely in 2013). For over thirty years the Studio has investigated the poetic and expressive possibilities of multimedia languages, which have a great impact on the relations and models put into action in our time. Following practices with affinities to relational aesthetics, with a particular focus on the social consequences of actions and artworks, the Studio designs and produces video installations and then sensory environments, theatrical performances and films.

Besides developing experimental works, the group stands out for educational experiences including the design of museums and theme exhibitions, through which to construct a communicative context that permits active participation of the viewer inside a narrative framework based on hypertext and the exchange between real and virtual elements.

Some of the most important works of Studio Azzurro are now part of museum collections, like Il Gorgo (1998), in the permanent collection of the Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale, and In Principio (e poi) (2013), now being installed in the Vatican Museums, after having been commissioned for the Vatican Pavilion at the 55th Venice Art Biennale (2013).

Leonardo Sangiorgi, Paolo Rosa, Fabio Cirifino ph. Elisabetta Catalano

Leonardo Sangiorgi, Paolo Rosa, Fabio Cirifino ph. Elisabetta Catalano

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The Copper Labyrinth

The Copper Labyrinth

Look into my Eyes Studios
Cortile dei Bagni
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The Copper Labyrinth, a project by Look into my Eyes Studios, in collaboration with The European Copper Institute in 100% recycled copper. The labyrinth has an area of almost 100 m2 and is composed of a copper tube with a length of 250 meters, polished by hand, sanded and designed with a lively undulated pattern.

 

Bart van Heesch and Emilie Kröner

Bart van Heesch and Emilie Kröner

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Outdoor Lounge

Outdoor Lounge

Cortile d'Onore
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