DESIGN DIARY: DAY 3
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.