Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Milan Design Week 2012: Analogia 003

While in Milan for COVER's first curated show, Forza Tappeti: The Rug Revolution, Carol and Donna had the opportunity to visit several of the countless exhibits stationed around the city during Milan Design Week.  One of the favourite exhibits was Ventura Lambrate, located in the city's industrial area, where restored factories have been transformed into design studios housing a variety of independent design shows.
One of the most memorable installations was Analogia 003 created by designer Andrea Mancuso and architect Emilia Serra.  This was an amazing temporary installation using merino wool on a grid of fishing line to create the illusion of three dimensional objects within a room setting.  The wispy and delicate effect was magical, as the  pieces seemed to defy gravity and hover.  To the naked eye, the objects appeared to be drawn by hand, but with a closer look,  you could make out the many networks of fishing line with pieces of unspun wool draped strategically to form images of tables, chairs, plants, and lamps. 
Imaginative, beautiful and creative!