Three Appointments Among Design, Art and Research
A bench/installation 100 meters long, to assist to live electronic music and digital art performances Inside Art, the design laboratory launched in 2006 by Saporiti Italia and aimed to create design objects for art and architecture sites returns once again to the breathtaking spaces of Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro. Art objects – paintings, sculptures, installations – need large architectural spaces to be exhibited, but they need also interior design objects to be admired. This is why Saporiti Italia, every year on the occasion of the Milan Design Week, proposes to a series of well known international architects and designers to develop new objects “to watch art” and “to be watched” inside art and architectural spaces.
This year, during the Milan Design Week, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro will also host the NODE 2010 Electronic Music Festival, which will transform the Museum spaces into an unusual stage for sound experimentations.
Saporiti Italia presents the winning project of the first Saporiti Design Award “All The World’s A Stage” by Ministry of Design, Singapore. On the occasion of the Milan Design Week and of the presentation of its Inside Art project at Fondazione. These young talents from Singapore developed the theme of the furnishing objects aimed to contain, preserve, protect or show luxury objects.
With a poetic and charming project, Ministry of Design enchanted the international jury that met at the Saporiti Singapore showroom during the recent Singapore Design Festival, by transforming the concept of luxury from a simple reference to an object (space) that recalls memories of our own lives (time). By making a direct reference to Shakespeare’s verses “All the world’s a stage” from the “As You Like It” play, Ministry of Design identified in the memories of life “the greatest luxury” and designed an “object” able to collect the precious “objects” of one’s memories. The various phases of every man’s life (indicated by the poet as infant, school boy, lover, soldier, justice, pantaloon and infant again) are associated to various boxes made of different materials. The result is a modular “tower”, elegant, rich of philosophical meanings and open to further interesting design developments. Hence, the great platform suspended over the central gallery of Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, hosts an installation designed by Ministry of Design to present their own project. A long Corian module allows the visitors to explore and to manipulate the All The World’s A Stage luxury tower and to meditate about their own experiences and memories of life.
“B. A. R.“ a temporary bar by Marti Guixé installation that will live inside Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro only during the Salone del Mobile, to represent Marti Guixè’s vision about the food places as sites to inter-communicate and to socialize. With this unique and recognizable style, Marti Guixé creates with a few but powerful design and graphic elements a surprising yet functional and warm place, by mixing a clever anthropological observation with a touch of humour. The B. A. R. project follows a long list of collaborations between Saporiti and Guixé: