Ring Dome Milan by Minsuk Cho/Mass Studies

Milan 08: New York art and architecture gallery Storefront for Art and Architecture will present Ring Dome in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan next month, during the furniture fair.

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The temporary pavilion, designed by Korean architect Minsuk Cho of Mass Studies and built of hula hoops, is a new version of the one constructed in New York last autumn to celebrate Storefront's 25th anniversary (see photos below).

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Storefront, in collaboration with Italian architecture and design magazine Abitare, will use the pavilion to host a series of events featuring Naoto Fukasawa, Rem Koolhaas, Gaetano Pesce, Oliviero Toscani and others.

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Below is some info from Storefront:

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Storefront for Art and Architecture at Milan Furniture Fair '08

Storefront for Art and Architecture, the New York-based nonprofit art and architecture gallery, in collaboration with Abitare Magazine, will be appearing in Milan for the 2008 Funiture Fair (16-21 April) with a new version of the Ring Dome pavilion by Minsuk Cho/Mass Studies previously installed at Storefront Gallery in New York.

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The pavilion, built out of 1,500 hula-hoops and and 12,000 zip-ties, will be installed in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the shopping arcade that connects Piazza Duomo and Piazza La Scala.

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Over the five days of the Furniture Fair, the pavilion will host a series of events organized by Abitare and Storefront, including a 100-minute dialogue between Hans Ulrich Obrist, Pierre Paulin and Rem Koolhaas; a day-long domino-interview with 50 participants, starting with Naoto Fukasawa; Gaetano Pesce in conversation with Oliviero Toscani; and a day-long open editorial meeting.

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Above and below: photos of Ring Dome in New York last year

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Pop-up Storefront Milan
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
20100 Milan, Italy
16-21 April, 2008

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Above and below: construction of Ring Dome

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