The Kartell Museum, completely renovated for its 15th anniversary, besides displaying 65 years of history of the company, is now hosting a site-specific installation by the artist Stefano Arienti.
Opened on 20 October to mark the closing of Expo Milano 2015, with a performance by the tenor Vittorio Grigolo, the exhibition will be open to the public until 30 April 2016.
The installation has been made in the large central atrium of the museum faced by the two levels that contain the company’s permanent collection, from 1949 to 2015. The work is entitled “Fra gli alberi” and consists of panels with a width from 3.5 to 5 meters, with a height of 9 meters, made with dust tarps used on scaffolding (white, light and semitransparent), on which the artist has painted stylized trees in gold ink.
Below the trees, on a scale of 1:1, the same technique has been used to paint iconic Kartell products like Masters, Bourgie, Gnomes, Louis Ghost, Bubble Club.
A dream environment to cross and to observe in its transparency and perspectives, in the specular arrangement of the strokes that make up the images, the gleam of gold, glowing in carefully modulated lighting that brings out the full spectacular impact of the installation.
A place that blends an intimate narrative with a very special, individual encounter with the essence of Kartell: its icons, i.e. its timeless messages.
The Kartell Museum and the exhibition by Stefano Arienti will be open to the public, by appointment, free of charge, from Monday to Friday, 10.00 to 18.00 (excluding days when the company is closed). A shuttle service is provided from the Kartell store on Via Turati to Museo Kartell, on Wednesdays, by reservation on the Monday prior to the visit.