Micro-architectures, conceived in a reuse perspective, for moments of conviviality

COURTYARD OF HONOR SUBPORCH, UNIVERSITY OF MILAN - Rethinking the current design model of exhibition designs for trade fairs, exhibitions and temporary events, taking into account their possible afterlife when the functions and the intended uses for which they were made are ended.

These are the assumptions that dictated the guidelines for the installation Seating Experiments with Spanish Tiles by Tomás Alonso for Tile of Spain.

A series of variations on types of seating that, independently or with the help of mini walls, define small spaces. Micro-architectures that foster human interactions around the activity of sitting; supports to present the variety of textures, colors and sizes of the tiles available in the catalogue of the companies of Tile of Spain.

Each micro-space deals with the theme of seating from different viewpoints (meetings, conferences, aperitifs, tastings, relaxing, etc.), experimenting with geometries developed according to the sizes of the tiles available.

The individual pieces are designed to be reused at the end of the installation and have further possibilities for use in other parts of the city, public or private. All the micro-architectures on display in the portico of the Cortile d’Onore, will be given free of charge to anyone who wishes to use them after the exhibition.

Seats that become supports to showcase the variety offered from Tile of Spain's catalog of companies: Arcana Cerámica, Argenta, Azteca, Ceracasa, Cevica, Decocer, Dune Cerámica, Estudio Cerámico, Gayafores, Tiempo, Porcelanosa, Roca Tiles, Saloni, Vives, Wow Design, ZYX Space.

Cover photo: Saverio Lombardi Vallauri