Clean and modular shapes form a bookcase where various second-hand objects are exhibited. A poetic, simple and immediate narration, where design supports everyday life.
The installation created by Andrea Branzi with Porro is located in the Loggiato Ovest. As the designer explains, the place had a direct influence on the development of the project: “The Statale University is housed in the former Cà Granda hospital, designed by Filarete, who introduced Renaissance in Milan.
Over the centuries, it acted as a shelter during the great plagues, and now hosts design in the landscape of the pandemic’s aftermath in the city”. Hence the idea to create a large white bookcase, 14 metres long, defined by essential geometrical lines and enlivened by colour. A project conceived to exhibit some everyday objects restored and painted in bright colours: from simple cans and tins to water or detergent bottles.
This is how Andrea Branzi, one of the leaders of the Radical movement and of neomodern design, describes his work: “On the clean and modular shapes of my bookcase there are everyday objects and a few rare skulls. The elegance of design supports the normality of life”.