Bagatti Valsecchi 2.0 exhibition
by Rossana Orlandi

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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.

Bagatti Valsecchi 2point0 exhibition by Rossana Orlandi
Pump It Up by Nacho Carbonell

Spanish designer Carbonell hung loops of silicone tubing from metalwork angled at 45 degrees then filled them with blue LED lights, creating a chandelier commissioned by fashion brand Vionnet (top).

Bagatti Valsecchi 2point0 exhibition by Rossana Orlandi
Medium Memoralia by Nacho Carbonell

He also exhibited a chair with wings of steel cubes and marble sculptures that resemble cat-giraffe hybrids.

Bagatti Valsecchi 2point0 exhibition by Rossana Orlandi
Gattogirafa by Nacho Carbonell

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.

Bagatti Valsecchi 2point0 exhibition by Rossana Orlandi
Just About Now by Maarten Baas for Laikingland

A cabinet shaped by a mathematical calculation to absorb noises by Dirk Vander Kooij and a yellow mobile prototype lamp from Front's lastest collection were also on display.

Bagatti Valsecchi 2point0 exhibition by Rossana Orlandi
Yellow Mobile by Front

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.

Bagatti Valsecchi 2point0 exhibition by Rossana Orlandi
Bagatti Valsecchi Design Shop by CLS Architetti

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.

Bagatti Valsecchi 2point0 exhibition by Rossana Orlandi
Diffuser Cabinet by Dirk Vander Kooij

Elsewhere in Milan, Moooi presented their new collection among giant portraits and Jean Nouvel has set out his vision for the office environments of the future.

Bagatti Valsecchi 2point0 exhibition by Rossana Orlandi
Golden Calf Armoire by Desiree Von Pelt

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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.

Bagatti Valsecchi 2point0 exhibition by Rossana Orlandi
Desk, chair and printer table by Enrico Marone Cinzano

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.

Bagatti Valsecchi 2point0 exhibition by Rossana Orlandi
Medium Mobile by Nacho Carbonell

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.

Bagatti Valsecchi 2point0 exhibition by Rossana Orlandi
Bust Chair (left) and Martha Hertford Vase (right) by Tomas Libertiny

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.

Bagatti Valsecchi 2point0 exhibition by Rossana Orlandi
Transmission Lamp by Studio DeForm

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.

Bagatti Valsecchi 2point0 exhibition by Rossana Orlandi
Stop Motion Video by Niels Hoebers

A rejuvenating feeling around a family museum and the beginning of a passionate endeavour.