MDW16 #Best Installations Part 2

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At the amazing Palazzo Clerici I have seen the exhibition called “Ladies&Gentlemen”, to which among others took part Studiopepe, Servomuto, Botteganove and Secondome.

“Out of the Blue” by Studiopepe is a collection composed of 8 objects and it’s fruits of a study on the ralastionship between from, light and colour. Taken literally the exhibition’s title as though the colour blue in this study might assume its own physical form!

Servomuto is an Italian design studio formed by designer Alessandro Poli and architect Francesca De Giorgi. The duo is inspired by vintage forms re- searched from an archive that dates back more than 50 years, they then re-interpret the old style of lampshades adding unusual trimmings to salvaged materials such as army blankets, old velvet theatre curtains or screenprint fabrics with innovative and provocative images commisioned from artists with whom they collaborate.

Italian designer Cristina Celestino presented her tiles collection “Plumages” for ceramic brand BottegaNove and I was in love for this project! The tile’s module (handcrafted in ceramic and Limoges’s porcelain) are designed as if they were plumages and with only two element you can obtain infinity variations.

Secondome, created by Claudia Pignatale, is an Italian design platform based in Rome that focuses on worldwide emerging designers and innovative project. At Palazzo Clerici Secondome presents “Awaiting” project, a feminine and sensual collection designed by artist Coralla Maiuri and Giorgia Zanellato that mixes a taste of classic and contemporary in pieces of furnitures realized in golden brass and velvet.

Nick Ross, Swedish/Scottish designer based in Stockholm, presents “Last of the free” collection. His work looks at the role of history and storytelling in how we perceive the world around us. These objects presented carry hints of the Caledonian culture, yet contain a certain Romanised aesthethic, as comment on the Roman influence on our understanding of these people and time period.

The Australian design platform Local Design, that was created by designer Emma Elizabeth to connects creative talent with brands, presented at Teatro Arsenale a selecion of 12 Australian designers.
In a completely dark environment 12 platforms formed of concrete bricks have been enlighted and than the products were exposes in a very theatrical way! So nice!

Already known for their research on the use of color and pattern, the Israeli designers duo Raw Edges presented their exhibition “Herringbones” curated by Federica Sala in the industrial ex-garage Sanremo.
The project, conceived as an evolution of the traditional parquet, it’s based on the immersion of wood boards in different colour tanks. The progressive and repeated immersions creates different colour effects for each piece. The oblique pattern of tonal gradations is achieved by a specific shape of the inclined tanks at 45 degrees.

All photos by The Lighline

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