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