Milan 2010: Dezeen are in Milan today where the design shows are underway, including this pavilion covered in wooden windmills by Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc.
Called Gone With the Wind, the house-shaped structure has been erected at Superstudio Più in the Zona Tortona district, and houses Zupanc's latest collection of furniture.
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The information below is from Zupanc:
Gone With the Wind
This year’s edition of Superstudio Più will again be marked by the intriguing spirit of Nika Zupanc.
With her exhibition Gone with the Wind, Nika Zupanc continues to be sincere while uncovering the excuses for a socially acceptable status quo.
By positioning archetypes that are considered feminine in the carefully selected centers of public attention, her chillingly beautiful forms become emerging reference points.
Her battles are of a higher style, and so the presence of famous female literary heroines remains mandatory.
The entry point to the world of Nika Zupanc – a frame for her gallery and a prism for readings of her work – is also a metaphorical structure.
It is a tiny house driven by toy-like windmills on the outside and with a big bang of connota- tions from the inside.
The Wind Pavilion stands as an icon evoking a sense for nature. With it, Nika Zupanc embraces the issue of responsibility by introducing the elegance and poetry of creative expression into predominately technical solutions.
Like so many magic pavilions in the past, this one is also outfitted in one of the latest wonders of the industry – the unique modular façade system Qbiss by trimo.
Optically smooth surfaces, unique rounded corner elements, and “shadow joints” allow great freedom of expression and enable an optically enchanting combination of an inclined grid and an attractive landscape of 45 restless windmills.
Inside the Wind Pavilion, Nika Zupanc will put her newest family of objects on display.
This time they came to address you as advocates of a sort because they present a case for new symbolic and emotional readings of design, and are told through elements of modesty and self-reliance.
- Marc Newson designs limited-edition samu…rai sword
- Marc Fornes creates pink "envelope of ex…periential tension" for Situation Room installation
- Family Bench by Valentin Garal for Le Po…rc-Shop
- LetThemSitCake! by Dejana Kabiljo
- Ovale cutlery by Ronan and Erwan Bouroul…lec for Alessi
- Menswear capsule collection by Bureau V
- Colony armchair by Skrivo mixes steam-be…nt wood and rattan
- Deimatic Clothing mimics animal defence …mechanisms to get women cycling
- Philippe Starck for Driade
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