DE­SIGN DIARY: DAY 3

Simply You - - Milan Report -

With 180 show­rooms, the Br­era De­sign District was one of my most vis­ited des­ti­na­tions dur­ing the Mi­lan Fair. In­cred­i­ble in­stal­la­tions, beau­ti­ful cob­bled streets, gelato… what more could you pos­si­bly need? The high­light of my fi­nal day in Mi­lan was tour­ing the Anamor­phix by Fenix ex­hi­bi­tion, cre­ated by Ar­paLab (the lab­o­ra­tory of ideas of Arpa In­dus­tri­ale), with Nicky Dug­gan of Evo­lu­tion of Sur­faces. The com­po­si­tion of anamor­phic geo­met­ric forms was de­signed by the Turi­nese art col­lec­tive Truly Ur­ban Artists. It show­cases the struc­ture of the Fenix nan­otech sur­face as seen un­der the mi­cro­scope: a se­ries of ridges and de­pres­sions that char­ac­terises this unique com­pi­la­tion of ma­te­ri­als.

1. Mar­cel Gull and Nicky Dug­gan in front of the Anamor­phix by Fenix ex­hi­bi­tion. 2. De­tail of Anamor­phix. Fig­u­ra­tive and ab­stract art cre­ates an optical il­lu­sion of an im­age in which the orig­i­nal sub­ject is only vis­i­ble from a spe­cific po­si­tion. 3. The Marmo col­lec­tion of tap­ware by iB Ru­bi­netti. 4. A de­tail from the Anamor­phix ex­hi­bi­tion.

5. Sculp­ture out­side the Burberry store in Br­era. 6. The streets of Br­era. 7. Mis­soni Blow­ing in the Wind, an art en­vi­ron­ment by Rachel Hayes.8. Mar­cel Gull be­neath the statue of Napoleon out­side Ac­cademia di Belle Arti di Br­era.

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