The ephemeral architecture at the fair and at the FuoriSalone that will be dismantled or recovered

What will happen to all the beauty we filled our eyes with at the fair and at the FuoriSalone this week? This is the question that many of us are asking ourselves while exhibitions, stands and installations are being dismantled at the speed of light. Disassembled, in fact: and then?

Fortunately, environmental sensitivity has grown in recent times, and although the recovery and reuse of structures and materials are not yet - at least according to empirical evidence - the rule , there seems to be an increase in works destined to end up disassembled and reused in their parts, perhaps reduced to the state of secondary raw material and used for new stands.

A new life for the rooms of David Lynch and Under the Surface?

Let's start from Rho, which in recent years has seen the creation, next to the company stands, of real ephemeral architecture like those that populate the city on the same days of the fair. At the Salone, the press office explains, they are working to give a second life toA thinking room, the work of the great director David Lynch: "We are storing it carefully and we are sure that soon the legacy of the master of the unconscious will find another, more than adequate, home to continue practicing its function as a room of thought".

The arena and bookshop designed by Formafantasma also appear to be destined for reuse: also in this case at the Salone they explain that they are working with the aim of reuse.

Instead, the materials ofUnder the Surface, the installation for Eurobagno designed by Emiliano, will be recycled and transformed mainly into building insulation panels Ponzi, Accurat and Design Group, conceived as an immersive and powerful storytelling of global consumption of water, 400 imaginative square meters created with the aim of raising awareness of the conscious consumption of blue gold.

La Good House di Lago in Rho, the challenge of the circular stand

For the third consecutive year at the Show, Lago arrived with an innovative stand, designed to zero out waste and reduce the weight and volume of materials as much as possible. Designed with a circularity in mind, the totally recyclable structure of Good House is manufactured for multi-year use and guarantees to avoid up to 87 percent of emissions of greenhouse gasesin the atmosphere compared to traditional stands developed for trade fair events.

The Lago model was born from research started in 2014 and developed in 2020 by Spinlife, a spin off of the University of Padua conducted by Professor Alessandro Manzardo , applying the Life Cycle Assessment methodology. The partner for the construction of the stand is the BolognaFiere company Henoto, which operates in the design of exhibition stands all over the world.

Saviola's upside-down Artichoke will return as wood to be recovered

This year, for the second time in a row, Saviola was at the fair, the excellence of ecological panels, produced with recycled wood. Founded in 1963, when the word ecology was anything but popular, the company has fourteen factories between Italy, Belgium and Argentina and twenty-two waste wood collection centers in Italy and Europe.

All woods except wood, one of the last works signed by the master Italo Rota before leaving us, together with Carlo Ratti strong>, is an installation made of only ecological panels used in a structural way, without the addition of other materials.

Inspired by the Artichoke lamp by Paul Jenningsen for Louis Poulsen, this evocative ephemeral architecture is made of over one hundred double-sided panels (54 horizontal to recall the shape of the petals, another 60 rectangles that give shape to the entire stand) which in turn show the rich variety of decorations and finishes in the catalogue. The materials will be chopped up and put back into circulation to become new panels, as is the mission of the company from Viadana in the Mantua area.

Transport crates for display and stools made of metal tubes tied with straps

It's not just big names recovering materials. Conscious choices are also recorded on the smallest, but no less important, scale. Jannelli&Volpi, for example, wallpaper excellence, has been using the same structure and the same displays for years.

The Sicilian brand Orografie exhibited its new collection at Design Variations on transport crates.

Quadro, a tap company, presented itself at Eurobagno with a graphic display designed by Calvi Brambilla in the style of an independent magazine, using warehouse materials and accommodating guests on delightful stools made of metal cylinders held together by straps.

A tour for Nesta and Ricciardi's homage to Guerriero

It is destined to be dismantled and reassembled around ItalyIn the belly of the Warrior, the exhibition resulting from the three-way collaboration between Vito Nesta, Sara Ricciardi and the founder of Alchimia: the ecological panels by Saib that give life to the pink and populated by the master's thoughts will be disassembled but will live again elsewhere, shortly.

The interiors of the Mission Cassandra tram have been recovered

Finally, the furnishings of Missione Cassandra, the Nou Group tram which hosted talks and an installation, will also be recovered.

"The reuse of all the pieces used to furnish the interior of the tram was planned" explain the Viterbo-based studio. "Every element used, including the last fragment of greenery which constitutes the main work of the installation, was provided on loan for use, therefore it will be returned to the suppliers so that it can be reused if necessary.

Furthermore, to minimize any waste, the interior furnishings were designed to be entirely functional, nothing has a purely aesthetic purpose, including the main work, which finds its function precisely in its artistic and conceptual value >".