Milan 2013: Rossana Orlandi curated an exhibition of work by designers including Nacho Carbonell, Front and Studio Libertiny at the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum in Milan.
He also exhibited a chair with wings of steel cubes and marble sculptures that resemble cat-giraffe hybrids.
Among the 15 other artists and studios that presented work, JamesPlumb contributed a sofa with a cast concrete seat and Maarten Baas showed his purposefully inaccurate time-keeping device for Laikingland.
Open for Milan's design week earlier this month, the exhibition was located in the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum - a 19th century family house converted into a museum to preserve its interiors and display the family's decorative arts collection.
A small wire-mesh house designed by Italian studio CLS Architetti was constructed underneath the grand staircase to host the museum's shop, also curated by Orlandi.
Here's the press release from the museum:
2.0 an Exhibition at the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum - Milan
Two Landlords and two Ladies, plus a magnificent Mansion have created an exhibition that opens up a dialogue between past and present trends.
Like one would do with a flower composition, 16 artists display their pieces in an untouched environment of blissful past beauty developed over the centuries by a generous family who later wished to share their home with everyone.
Fausto and Giuseppe Bagatti Valsecchi, together with patroness Goga Ashkenazi and Rossana Orlandi who provided the creative inspiration for it, are celebrating a new interpretation of a red thread bridging the Past with the Contemporary spirit.
From Home to Home, the endless and timeless journey of artworks and exquisite pieces that are made to last is marked by a softly inspirational beginning, as Rossana Orlandi did it, almost silently and cosily placing 14 chairs into the rooms of the Museum for the watchmen to rest and proving that beautiful objects never clash but rather nurture each other. Nacho Carbonell's magnificent Chandelier inspired by Maison Vionnet is one of the multi-faceted interpretations of the concept of mixing forty-five degrees and blue.
The rooms host artworks from Front Design, Studio Deform, Paul Heijnen, Niels Hoebers, Tomas Libertiny, Yukiko Nagai, Frederique Morrel, Dirk Vander Kooij, Maarten Baas, Martin Smith, President Von Pelt, Enrico Marone Cinzano, Massimiliano Locatelli Cls Architetti, Manuela Crotti and Giampiero Milella.
A rejuvenating feeling around a family museum and the beginning of a passionate endeavour.
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