Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi
and Denise Bonapace

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Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

Milan 2011: Designers Peter Bottazzi and Denish Bonapace presented this exhibition of recycled furniture used as planters, in Milan earlier this month.Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

Called Da Morto A Orto meaning 'from redundant to abundant' the furniture has been turned into hybrids by connecting them with other pieces.

Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

The pieces are intended to be for indoor kitchen gardens and for classroom horticultural lessons.

Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

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Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

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Da morto a orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace:

Grafts give life to abandoned furniture.

Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

For the Salone del Mobile di Milano 2011, Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace will be featured on the Fuori Salone circuit with their project, entitled “da morto a orto” (“from redundant to abundant”).

Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

The project is promoted by AMSA, the municipal environmental sustainability agency, in partnership with the historic company Fratelli Ingegnoli, and with the not-for-profit organisation Banco Building.

Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

“Da morto a orto” isn’t just a collection of one-off pieces; it is a critical, ironic reinterpretation of everyday objects that we no longer recognise or that are on their last legs: objects and furniture around the house that are destined to disappear, to be “destroyed”, are here resuscitated with a new look.

Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

They’re reprocessed, patched up, hybridized and transformed before being grafted with plants, thus becoming “indoor kitchen gardens”, domestic classrooms for a “(horti)cultural education” offering lessons on how to cultivate the land and one’s feelings too.

Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

The project is intended to be the first step in a series of initiatives designed for Milan, in which culture and horticulture are blended together to create “cultivation seasons” during which people can develop and explore issues related to the education and conservation of the individual, the home, the city and the planet.

Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace

Da Morto A Orto by Peter Bottazzi and Denise Bonapace


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Tree Tape by
Nitipak Samsen
The Virgin Collection by
OAT
Beautiful Planets by
Béatrix Li-Chin Loos
  • tsash

    not sure something pretty similar to what my grandmother does in her spare time deserves an exhibition, but at least I can make her happy with an email?

    • tbee

      except now she will see that you think her art is worthless….

  • annakarenina

    this is amazing, beautiful and very creative.

    i am very inspired, thank you!