Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Old houses and New design (part four)

Today I present the fourth Casa-Museo in Milan: Bagatti-Valsecchi.
Four unique houses for their heritage of history and art and contemporary design create an exhibition wanted by Cosmit in anticipation for I Saloni, the international Design Week in Milan, April 14-19, 2010. A model of a past way of living create a stunning set for over 200 contemporary objects of design. See my three previous posts. Above is the extravagant Nobody’s perfect chair by Gaetano Pesce for Zerodisegno, which stands out with its bright colors in this Neo-Renaissance style mansion, restored and decorated by two brothers, art collectors, in love with the style of Renaissance.

In another room the organic forms of Evolution bench by Nacho Carbonel in front of the antique fireplace.

In the dining room the beloved chair Crinoline by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia, on the bottom right the chair Favela by the Campana brothers.

In the armory Wavy chairs by Ron Arad for Moroso.

Under the magnificent "Madonna col Bambino e Santi" (circa 1515) is a contemporary piece of furniture named Riddle by Steven Holl for Horm.
What a wonderful way to open the 2010 Salone del Mobile (I Saloni) in Milan presenting the culture of the past and the creations of the present time.
 Photography by Pasquale Formisano

I am still metabolizing the Design Week in Milan, very intense and inspirational. I will post about it as soon as I will organize the material and the hundreds of pictures I have taken! Stay tuned...

1 comment:

The Editor said...

Hola Albarosa, while you are in Milan I am in Mexico City enjoying the inner circles of the MACO Art Fair but still taking time to read your fabulous posts. This is my ABSOLUTELY FAVORITE design, the time-worn and treasured juxtaposed with an arresting jolt of contemporary. Hasta Luego Mi Amiga, Peg

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