Maybe it’s true that there are districts of the FuoriSalone that are devoted to the ‘social’ side of things (Ventura-Lambrate), while others are into pure showing off.
And what should we say about the repeated intentions of Marni, which each year proposes theatrical installations and delightful exotic items for charity?
We should also mention Circolo Marras, a rare oasis of peace and poetry, which this year – with Segno Italiano – shed light on Sardinian artisans of the misunderstood and enchanting art of basket weaving (on sale at affordable prices)?
The approach of the big fashion signatures to the FuoriSalone is truly different from that of the leading furniture brands, and should be food for thought for the latter.
First you sow, then you reap… and a plentiful harvest is also on the way for ecosustainable initiatives, like Goodesign at the charming Cascina Cuccagna: projects that are minimal at times, but always interesting due to their originality, efficacy and, above all, their way of not polluting our planet.
Looming over all, the dark majesty of the gorilla at the entrance to Spazio Rossana Orlandi: very assertive, also as a way of underlining the current primitive brutality of a part of contemporary society…
by Olivia Cremascoli – photos by Sergio Anelli