3Dx1, A FORMULA FOR PERFECTION02/04/2012
FuoriSalone 2012, Milan - 17/22 April
Interni Legacy - the exhibition which for the last 20 years has brought together the best of worldwide architecture and design bringing to life the city of Milan in conjunction with the Salone del Mobile – proposes this year to identify the legacy that the masters of architecture can leave for future generations.
INTERNI LEGACY sets out to activate, in the world of design, messages seen as memories for the future, expressed in installations whose only "temporary" characteristic is the time span of their existence, linked to that of Design Week in Milan.
LEGACY, then, means reflection on the possibilities for design to pass things on to the future, in terms of research, technologies, materials, figurative expression, but also from the viewpoint of the gesture connected to the culture of sustainability and reduction of waste.
INTERNI LEGACY, gives concrete form, in a series of experimental installations made with the support of technologically advanced companies in the field of construction materials and environmental sustainability, to message-ideas capable of becoming signals of reference in the complex scenario of contemporary design and research on furnishings. The INSTALLATIONS, created by a series of international designers, announce, also on a metaphorical and symbolic level, new possibilities, figures, typologies and solutions for the design of tomorrow.
Protagonist of the 2012 event will be GranitiFiandre which, thanks to the skills of the architect Odile Decq (Studio ODBC) will propose a study on innovative materials of the Maximum collection.
A viewpoint is both a focal point and a point in focus. Geometrically speaking, it is a cone that open from the eye of the observer in the direction of the thing being observed. In this case the cone is described and visible, cut into the sequence of high technical porcelain slabs; the observer approaches and can observe the identified subject. The porcelain stoneware slabs usually used for floors and facades become a perceptible volume thanks to a series of very thing pieces: each sheet is like a perspective plane in a three-dimensional view, that dissects the subject, observed in layers to reconstruct its form.
The installation is a tribute to the Treatise on Architecture of Filarete, whose work stands out for the use of the plane and proto-perspective: the insertion of the cone in the series of vertical stoneware surfaces offers visitors a new view of the space. Combining 31 slabs with a thickness of 6 mm, the installation offers visitors a different perception of the object in relation to the vantage point. The sections, 15 cm from each other, form a cube of 4.5 meters on each side: an invisible cone diagonally pierces the object, creating a contrast between solid and void. The new oblique perspective aims the gaze at a new vanishing point: combining the flat surface and the volume, the layered composition creates different effects of materiality depending on the vantage point, and the object is perceived in different ways: as expanding volume when the planes accumulate, and as a sort of immaterial presence when the view of the polished surfaces prevails.
INTERNI LEGACY (16-28 April 2012)
Cortili dell’Università degli Studi di Milano - Cà Granda - ex Ospedale Maggiore
Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milan
Mon 16 to Sun 22 April 9.00-24.00
Mon 23 to Sat 28 April 09.00-21.00