During FuoriSalone and following a theme of ‘Energy for Creativity’, Interni turns Milan into an open-air laboratory to help support the theme of Expo 2015 ‘Energy for Life’, a theme that points to a sustainable city of the future.
Renowned architects and designers with leading companies in the field of innovation and research, are asked to create temporary installations, experimental prototypes that provoke discussion and inspire creative problem solving. The following installations are in the magnificent settings of the Università degli Studi di Milano.
above> Vitruvius in Quarantine (6xh5,5m) | Bernard Khoury with Margaf
At the ends of a tunnel composed of circular marble rings stand the statue of the Vitruvian Man and a video showing moments in the life of a refugee.
above> Deep Words Light (17,5×7,35xh9,60) | Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel and Partners with Gruppo Cosentino
Four monumental steles in Decton form theatrical wings for the portico of the university, each features engraved texts of literature, philosophy and jurisprudence.
above> Operafood – visual music facilities theatre (6xh5,5m) | Valerio Maria Ferrari – VMCF Atelier with Bioseutica
A scale model presents a new spacial concept of musical theatre, in which the audience and stage are connected by an ascending spiral.
above> Camera Chiara (6,8×7,5hx5,4m) | Annabel Karim Kassar architects and interiors with HSC
Two telescopic pavilions contain spaces based on Lebanese domestic interiors, to narrate a story of crafts and lifestyle.
above> Future Flowers (30x20x h 0,80m) | Daniel Libeskind with Libeskind Design with Oikos
Straight lines of colored metal panels intersect on diagonal axes in a composition based on the graphic study Chamberworks by Libeskind.
above> Folklore (2,74×3,72xh4,75) | Alessandro Michele for Richard Ginori
A wooden structure inspired by the Renaissence. Covered with pieces of porcelain and lights, the redesigned portals transform them into festive archways.
above> Monumento a Il Rossetto (1,2Xh8m) | Alessandro and Francesco Mendini with Deborah Milano
A large rotating pencil composed of steel cylinders pays tribute in sculptural form to the object that is symbol of feminine charm in an explosion of color.
above> Punti di vista (10x6xh5,85) | Piuarch with Marazzi
A structure organized in three volumes encourages reflection on the architectural elements of the portico through oriented views and kaleidoscopic effects.
above> Living Line (19x14xh4,3) | Speech Tchoban & Kuznetsov with Agniya Sterligova and with Velko 2000
A ribbon of mirror walls traces a design of rings, reflecting the portico: it represents the perpetual motion of creativity that generates new visions.
above> We love We care ( 1,29×0,93xh2,41m) | Philippe Starck for TOG
The renowned designer becomes a performer, distributing a rosè beverage of his own creation from a special tricycle cart.
above> Black Hole (6xh5,5m) | Steve Blatz and Antonio Pio Saracino with Marzorati Ronchetti, Vetreria Bazzanese, Zordan
A tower pavilion in wood, glass and steel, open to the sky, contains the silhouette of a black hole that catalyze energy and shape space.
above> Yellow Tower (7x6xh20m) | Luca Trazzi with Veuve Clicquot
A tall sinuous metal cage reinvents the forms of the champagne bottle in a tribute to the spirit of Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot.
above> The garden of wonders. A journey through scents by Open Foundation
Design meets the world of perfume at Orto Botanico, in ten golden pavilions that narrate the past and design the future of a product of fine craftsmanship.
venue > università degli studi di milano
dates > 13 april > 24 may 2015
photography > pietro terzini