photos Giacomo Giannini
text Rosa Tessa

Historical gardens and noble courtyards: outside and inside.

Multisensory installations that stimulate thought and behavior. design meets art and questions existential issues: love, death and nature. In the brera district, work on different by neighboring territories: the boundaries blur and matter becomes thought

Highly evocative and poetic, the Flying Flames chandelier is a flexible hanging lighting system. It combines candles and LEDs, presented by Moritz Waldemeyer and Ingo Maurer in 2012, with a simple, functional part attached to the ceiling. The quantity and colors of the parts can be freely chosen. Inside the botanical gardens of the Brera Academy, the Paloma seat-sculptures by Eero Aarnio for the 1825 collection of Serralunga, also available in a luminous outdoor version. For FuoriSalone 2013 Interni presented the renewal plan for the Botanical Garden, in which the magazine will organize structural and conservative renovation.
The first Edra bed collection designed by the Campana brothers is composed of five bed-sculptures. The Cabana Bed has a structure in painted metal tubing, covered with synthetic raffia. Colorful and light, the coat racks from the furnishings collection that marked the debut of Made in Ratio, the new Londonbased brand launched under the creative direction of Australian designer Brodie Neill.
Inside Palazzo Crivelli, the Stone-Edge Table collection designed by Nendo for Caesarstone, a company that produces quartz surfaces. In an unusual and innovative way, this material is used as a detail of the wooden tables, playing both a decorative and a protective function. On the facing page: at the Moroso showroom on Via Pontaccio, Kvadrat and Moroso presented The Revolving Room, an installation by Patricia Urquiola composed of panels on three sides that slowly rotated, forming a changing graphic landscape. The fabrics belonged to her first collection for Kvadrat. Below: the table set up inside the same installation for the event Be Open Food Theatre organized by the Be Open Foundation, focusing on an innovative taste experience designed together with the international chefs Massimiliano Alajmo and the Danish duo I’m a Kombo.
Divan for complete disassembly designed by Inoda + Sveje for the Japanese company Miyazaki Chair Factory. “Ro” in Danish means tranquillity, and it is the name of the chair created by the Spanish designer Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen. The brief: to design a chair for relaxation and reflection.
Seme, an installation by Attilio Stocchi to interpret the birth of the new Spazio Foscarini on Via Pontaccio. Enlarged a thousand times, the seed becomes a light sculpture of 15 meters, an architecture of 142 faces. Inside, images and projections of lights and colors. Zigzagging, the decorative motif and symbol of Missoni fashion and style, was interpreted at the MissoniHome Milano space in the graphic installation created in collaboration between Luca Missoni and the duo Carnovsky, formed by Silvia Quintavalle and Francesco Rugi. Their artistic research is based on exploration of the depth of surfaces with the RGB project, which consists in overlaying different images revealed by chromatic stimuli. With the same procedure, the two artist-designers have done the project for Artep Italia
Organized by Fondazione Adolfo Pini and curated by Dalia Gallico. Filigree, the new series of fixed and extensible tables by Rodolfo Dordoni for Molteni&C. Technology is the protagonist, though in a very discreet way, thanks to telescopic extension systems.
The gallery Project B hosted Simple, the first Italian show by the Canadian designer Philippe Malouin. The projects included the Slat table: wooden slats set lengthwise or like spokes to form the top and the cylindrical bases. The table was accompanied by benches made with the same principle, which can be stacked to form a bookcase. Aline chair in stainless steel by Toni Grilo for the Portuguese brand Riluc, presented inside Meet My Project.
The Taksim table from the collection of furnishings in marble by Konstantin Grcic for Marsotto Edizioni, presented this year in black Marquinia, with a strong, rigorous image. Designed by Toyo Ito and Akihisa Hirata for Lexus and hosted at the Museo della Permanente, the installation Amazing Flow simulated the movement of the wind.
In the spaces of Dilmos, the studio Nendo narrated new stories about glass. The Rotating Glass Shelf is in birch plywood, with doors that are rotating blown glass disks by Lasvit. Trays, fruit stands and candle holders in teak, designed by Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai. Part of the collection of Paola C., developed under the art direction of Aldo Cibic.