“The Inventory of Life” is the exhibition at the Milan Triennial, just inaugurated by Mathieu Lehanneur, a meeting point between the French creative genius’ mind and the science of living, and includes four installations. They are called State of the World, 50 Seas, Live / Leave and How Deep is Time which together blur the boundaries between design, science, art and anthropology. Through these four impressive installations, Lehanneur examines the state of the planet with a new awareness of the fragility and perishability of human life, accompanied by the awareness of the long-term damage that the environment suffers due to climate change – with a particular focus on rising sea levels and marine ecosystems.
Each work is based on scientific and statistical data provided from time to time by authoritative sources: from the UN to the World Health Organization, to satellite photographs commissioned by the artist ad hoc for the project. Lehanneur therefore uses design as a discipline to promote the connection between data, the planet and the environment.
“In my work as a designer, artist or architect, and whether I produce a stand-alone or in series, I want each piece to speak in a unique way“, Says Mathieu Lehanneur.
The exhibition curated by Maria Cristina Didero can be visited until 12 June 2022 at the Milan Triennial, Viale Alemagna 6, and turns out to be an intense and poetic personal exhibition of the multidisciplinary creative with impressive installations with a high emotional content. In Milan, together with Fuorisalone, Lehanneur examines the state of the planet with a new awareness of the fragility of human life and the long-term damage that the environment suffers due to climate change.
At the forefront of the international design scene, Mathieu Lehanneur is one of the few designers of his generation who is able to embrace several fields of creativity: from objects to architecture, from art to product, from high technology to craftsmanship.
Renew with spectacular and magical projects that mix design, art, science and at the same time
technology. Mathieu Lehanneur has been ranked among the “100 best designers and influencers in the world” by magazines
like Wallpaper * and Surface and has been described as “the champion of intellectual dynamics in design
contemporary ”by Paola Antonelli, Director of MoMA in New York.
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2022 MATHIEU LEHANNEUR, THE INVENTORY OF LIFE curated by Maria Cristina Didero 3.-12. June 2022 Triennale Milano, Viale Alemagna 6, Milano