In the last week the streets of Milano were more crowded than usual, it was estemed that more than 400 thousand people come to the European capital of fashion to attend the most important event of the year completely dedicated to design.
But the major attraction was not the Salone del Mobile that took place in the pavilions of Fiera Rho but what was going on the streets of the city. This year Fuori Salone suprised everyone: more than 1200 events took place in only 6 days, a record number for the event organizers that announced they want to duplicate the success with the next fair dedicated to the design: October Design.
About what will be in program for October Design and all the related events i will write another time, today i would like to dedicate this article to the exhibitions, events and shows of this edition of Fuori Salone that i mostly liked.
One of the exhibitions that i appreciated most was the one presented by Lasvit at Palazzo Serbelloni entitled “Via Lucis”- a journey through unique and contemporary projects enhanced by the experience and skills of master glassmakers.
Past meets the future in this setting where renowned names such as Andre Fu, Moritz Waldemeyer and Maurizio Galante, alongside Czech legends and young designers, reinterpret the Neoclassical taste of chandeliers with a contemporary twist by combining Czech glassmakers’ artisanal know-how and craftsmanship.
For the Salone del Mobile, major designers, including Daniel Libeskind, the Campana Brothers and Arik Levy, continued their collaboration with LASVIT reinterpreting their past collections, focusing on the theme “art de la table” with extraordinary glass objects and tableware. .
This exhibition is a reminder of the romance, love of art and contemporaneity. For example Maurizio Galante used industrial glass tubes to create an elegant, modern but yet neoclassical style chandelier. Stanislav Libensky used varying thicknesses of glass to create a play of rays and shadows on the fixtures themselves as well as the surrounding interiors. Natural light creates a positive/negative image pattern directly on the glass. Amassing fixtures in a variety of shapes and heights enables diverse effects from a fireball look to more delicate forms resembling a kaleidoscope. These distinctive features, as well as variability of use, make the Praha lighting sculpture a timeless design. As for Raja Schwahn-Reichmann her collection titled Omnia Vincit Amort combines paintings and hand-blown glass components. This meticulously crafted piece bursts with colors and shapes, adding a contemporary twist to the baroque icons and floral elements.
Totally in love with all the pieces exposed in this fairytale exhibition i recommend you to give a look to the Lasvit’s creations. The manifesto of LASVIT’s uncompromising mission: to transform glass into breathtaking light and design experiences, absolutely succeded.
Outfit: Michael Kors dress; Casadei boots; Gucci bag
Photo: Gian Maria Garuti
Special thanks to Lasvit Press Office
To be continued…