Arci Bellezza and unconventional design

The most amazing thing about each edition of FuoriSalone is the ability to unite different worlds and people together, diametrically opposed realities at first judgment to create symbiosis that is not just creative marriages, but true brainstorming.

Outside of the classic travel plans of this electrifying Milanese week in the Salone del Mobile, outside the more canonical circles of design and art in general, side exhibitions fill more and more of seemingly alien realities, such as Alcova a Baggio, where design also becomes the protagonist of relative to the space it occupies.

This is the caseArci beauty, a historic cultural club in Milan, where people for the rest of the year stop for a social dinner, for an underground music concert or where it is still possible to see the elderly play trump, transformed into a creative focal point. A place that remains very close to the people, heir to the policy that puts the social first and at all costs.

It is thanks to this special association that Arci Bellezza becomes one of the stops not to be missed during Milano Design week, crosses its own boundaries and becomes not only an exhibition space, but a real space to live in and where one can spend his time. All this thanks to two installations, which, although independent, communicate with each other and share the cozy spirit of this magical place.

FuoriSalone 2022: Very Simple Bellezza, the kitchens of the Very Simple Kitchen at Arci Bellezza

Paolo Mottadelli


Very Simple Beauty: The Very Simple Kitchen display is a garden in the garden that can be enjoyed all day

Very Simple Beauty is the first exhibition you should definitely visit, curated by Very Simple Kitchen, a kitchen brand, young, smart, fun and colorful just like its founders: Federica Poluzzi and Riccardo Randi (her engineer and him designer) united by passion for simple , functional and genuine design.

Over time, Very Simple Kitchen evolves, expands, becomes a real team (to which another partner – Filippo Ricci – and many other designers are added), which, however, remains firm in its mission: essential, modular products, with measured colors extremely high performance . The definition? Nomad kitchen, because they can be easily transported and replaced whenever you want. And for this edition of FuoriSalone the team decides to launch a new line of outdoor kitchens in an installation curated by architect Davide Fabio Colaci.

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FuoriSalone 2022: Very Simple Beauty, Arci Beauty

Paolo Mottadelli

The ideal location is the garden in the garden (inside Arco Bellezza’s courtyard), where the VSK outdoor kitchens are located: an almost bucolic oasis, a refined and very relaxing environment that invites you to take a break and enjoy the silence of this place. “We chose Arci Bellezza because we liked the idea of ​​moving away from Design Week’s classic addresses. A place like this allows us to welcome people as if it were our home, stop and talk and exchange ideas and experiences. We at VSK are like this: We like the comparison with others, the mutual exchange, which we experience as a moment of growth “, Federica Poluzzi explains, while we wait for breakfast. In fact, Very Simple Bellezza is not only design to look at, but it’s a real experience thanks to the opportunity to stop for a lunch or dinner at the garden’s communal tables, enriched with some products made in collaboration with other Italian design startups: it Times lamps designed by From lighting and stole r85 from workshops 27.

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FuoriSalone 2022: Very Simple Beauty by Arci Bellezza

Paolo Mottadelli

VSK’s outdoor kitchens, like the indoor essential lines, are made of stainless steel with laser cutting and plate bending. They have a thickness reduced to a minimum and very few welds, as the profiles are only assembled with screws. A project that looks at sustainability and takes waste into account. This furniture, dedicated to the preparation of food on display, is equipped with an awning that protects from the sun and wheels (in the smaller models) that can be easily moved in the available space.

The Marble Bar is Adolf Loos’ tribute to the iconic American Bar. The project sought after by the company MARIMAR, Studio Davide Fabio Colaci and Luisa Bertoldo

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FuoriSalone 2022: The Marble Bar at the Arci Bellezza Theater

Paolo Mottadelli

The second installation you must not miss is located in Arci Bellezza Theater And that’s not a case. The space, which is impressive and majestic, welcomes visitors in what is a great and successful tribute to the architect Adolf Loos and his constant and rigorous work with materials such as marble. In fact, the main character of the installation The marble barit is precisely marble that the MARIMAR company – for over twenty years specializing in the supply and processing of high quality marble, granite, agglomerates and natural stone – that wants to present itself in this special project curated by Davide Fabio Colaci and Luisa studio Bertoldo.

Marble Bar is inspired by the iconic American Bar in Viennaa symbol of freedom and great architectural wisdom, a place that in the early 20th century was pure avant-garde and a striking and inclusive example, capable of formally rewriting customs and manners in a few square meters. together about a society in deep development.

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FuoriSalone 2022: The Marble Bar at Arci Bellezza

Paolo Mottadelli

In fact, Loos, fresh from a trip to the States, strongly impressed by the extreme freedom breathed in the bars and clubs of the time and by the use of the counter, a new venue and symbol of liberation, decided to return to Vienna and develop a room reminiscent of the atmosphere.

Thus was born American Bar, a modern project for a new way of enjoying leisure time. A very small space of only 27 square meters, smartly designed with interior mirrors and marble on the outside, three columns and an upper architrave with stars and striped flags, intended to describe the passenger space between inside and outside. It is precisely on this aspect that the team of designers and architects from the Davide Fabio Colaci studio focused and reconstructed the facade of the The Marble Bar project from the great masters of the past.

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FuoriSalone 2022: The Marble Bar, detail on the back and the four counters.

Paolo Mottadelli

For this reason, the space, between the heretical and the scenographic, is a tribute to Loo’s genius and is made possible by a fine research work among the archives of the time with 4 MARIMAR marble columns, one more than the original, from which they depart four counters to stop and brake together, there will be an opportunity to present the new collection STONE of MARIMAR. The upper part of the facade also contains some chic lights designed to recreate the original lighting of the American bar, which thanks to this incredible reconstruction continues to spread its charm and history.

Arci beauty
via Giovanni Bellezza 16 / A
from 6 to 12 June

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