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An open-air room

- Presented by Giulia Guzzini

There are two kinds of objects for outdoor spaces: some are conceived for the outside, while others come from inside. Both categories contain unique and functional objects that serve to design outdoor spaces or landscapes.

If on the one hand, we are compelled to configure external space by adapting the features of interiors, recreating the comfort and the rare conditions that enable us to be together in an enclosed space but at the same time retain our independen­ce, on the other we tend to bring plants and natural elements into our interior space that remind us of the proximity of the two worlds.

Why does this osmosis exist between indoor and outdoor environmen­ts? Perhaps simply because — as various studies demonstrat­e — nature makes us happy. A phenomenon we were able to witness first-hand at the recent Milan Furniture Fair when Petra Blaisse, with her studio Insideouts­ide, brought a piece of a city park into the Aesop store in Brera or when Australian artist Linda Tegg brought mosses, succulents, blackberri­es, geraniums and wild mallow into Jil Sander’s flagship Milan store, using these spontaneou­s plants that invade the urban fabric of the city to create an indoor living installati­on.

 ??  ?? Designed by Ramón Esteve for Vondom, the Moon Daybed is a micro-environmen­t meant for outdoor use. It is made from rotational­ly-moulded polypropyl­ene and fitted with a swivel system that sits under the base and enables it to rotate around its central axis
Designed by Ramón Esteve for Vondom, the Moon Daybed is a micro-environmen­t meant for outdoor use. It is made from rotational­ly-moulded polypropyl­ene and fitted with a swivel system that sits under the base and enables it to rotate around its central axis

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