Here are our top picks from the Triennale di Milano.
19 April, 2012
Lezioni di Enzo Mari chronicled the Italian master’s year of mentoring the young artists of the Corsi Design Factory in a film and display of clear resin objects, glasses and bowls.
Cesta Bolle and Cesta Fasce
Cesta Bolle upclose
Multidisciplinary design group Cibicworkshop collaborated with Thierry Gaugain in an installation for Blackbody. The refreshing interpretations of OLED lights looked just as mesmerising from near or far.
Light+Building exhibition of OLED lights
The 5th installation of Marmomacc Meets Design, entitled Mutable Spirit, had designers and companies exalting the ‘mutating’ and ‘mutable’ nature of marble. Participants included Patricia Urquiola, Philippe Nigro and Setsu e Shinobu Ito.
Setsu e Shinobu Ito’s installation with stone from Grassi Pietre
Next door, Interface displayed its latest Metropolis range of carpet tiles in a maze of mountains that lit up in sequence drawn from the themes of apocalypse and rebirth.
The new Metropolis collection from Interface features 15 designs
Fabrica, the Benetton Group’s communication research centre, presented 2 exhibitions: Objet Préféré features furniture pieces designed following a workshop with cultural centre Grand-Hornu Images in Belgium and Object Coloré is a modular, versatile furnishing system.
Objet Préféré features new takes on everyday furniture
The Triennale Design Museum continued its exploration into Italian creativity through TDM5: Grafica Italiana. An archive of books, posters, magazines, advertisements, signs and even films depicted the contribution of Italian graphic artists in the country’s history, economy, social and cultural climate.
The colourful works of The Memphis group in print
Typefaces emblazoned on the walls
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