Although the expansionist goals for FuoriSalone Aiming more and more towards the outskirts of the city, with underground atmospheres and incredible locations off the beaten path, there are a number of historic architectures that respond to gentrification in the central districts of the design capital. Third edition of Palace of Wondersand is staged in reality between the spaces of Bagatti Valsecchi Museum. The exhibition has been conceived and curated by the interior designer Katrin Herdentogether with architect Alessandro Zarinelli with their MHZ studio, it is a crossroads of ideas and projects. Distributed in the house museum’s extraordinary setting in via Gesù, a residence inspired by the 16th-century Lombardy home, the works appear as compilations with great scenographic effect. Room after room, the living and museum space comes to life with furniture and furniture with a modern charm that designs one itinerary around the worldamong flashes of color, oversized works, and high artisanal artifacts.
When you leave the stairs behind you, the first part of the journey stops in the impressive Hall of Fame of the museum: in the middle, the Belgian designer projects Nancy Torreele, co-founder, with Martijn van Rijn, of Barn in the City. Mirrors with mirrored effect and cocktail tables celebrate the fine art of the twenty-first century as a result of a careful study aimed at the many possible interactions between material and processing. The series of seven coffee tables presented is an exclusive collection of limited edition furniture. Each piece, as the designer tells us, “hides its own story. The special research in colors actually participates in an ever-different expressive message”.
Art and experimentation also meet in the works of Eduard Locota, owner and founder of Eduard Locota Sculpture Studio, a company located in Timisoara that specializes in sculptures, tables and interior accessories with a disturbing aesthetic. For the design week in Milan, the Romanian designer presents a range of interactive art objects. Greek busts and silhouettes of classic memory come to life thanks to augmented reality to reveal an innovative decorative sense that blends the amazement of digital art with the functionality of design. Mirrors and tables, mainly made of resin, are combined with QRcode codes, which through the lens of a phone or tablet initiate an unexpected animated scenario.
The journey around the world then continues in dinning room of the museum, where you are welcomed around a large table in Fenix ice cream JM Szymanski, New York artist famous for his innovative design creations made of iron. Participating for the first time in FuoriSalone 2022, the creative presents to the public a collection of medieval inspiration, made and finished completely by hand. “The production,” he says, “is completely made in New York.” From textile textures to glass lamps, everything comes straight from the Big Apple.
If the trip continues, the fourth stop is a (soft) outcome among the colorful decorative pillows Sohil, a Milanese studio founded in 2016 by Katrin Herden, an interior designer of German origin who has worked for over 30 years with refined fabrics in international design projects. Crews and processes that find roots and origins around the world are the protagonists of a melting pot of unique textures, where high-quality fabrics in pure cashmere, soft velvet and vintage pieces combined with fine finishes stand out on the padded geometry. Continues on the small terrace of Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, the dive – this time – is outdoors. In fact, the Loggia is inhabited by a large family of outdoor furniture designed by Perennials and Sutherland, an American group based in Dallas (also pictured above). By presenting the Frank collection, designed by Vincent Van Duysen and the Cloud 9 fabrics, in solution-colored acrylic fiber, the Texan company is designing an elegant outdoor living room.
Finally going down the stairs, Sala degli Armigeri opens its rooms to Men, design studio based in Porto, led by Micael Carvalho’s creative vision. The brand, which mixes art, fashion and pop culture together, on the occasion of the Palazzo delle Meraviglie event, exhibits the Chromatik House project: the meta-version of a traditional house with a futuristic shape and provocative design. L‘Art Deco aesthetics mixed with accents reminiscent of the Memphis Group are therefore reflected in the original architecture: bouncing between the floor chessboard and the sculptural virtuosity of the past.
Palace of Wonders
Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, Via Gesù 5, Milan
From June 7 to 12, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
V.on June 10, extended opening to 6 p.m. 21.00
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