Through amazing and spectacular installations – the concept underpinning “Before Design: Classic” was “wonder” – the sort of classical wonder that breaks all conventions. The core of the exhibition was the short film – on show at the Saloni WorldWide Moscow – by multi-award winning filmmaker Matteo Garrone discussing classic Made in Italy taste, and documenting classic style with a fresh eye and an unconventional approach.
The curators, Simone Ciarmoli and Miguel Queda, were extremely keen to include this short film, set in a fascinating and magical place in Southern Italy. A number of children, chosen by Garrone to represent small custodians of taste, retrieve and preserve precious articles of furniture, saving them for the future. Garrone’s film responds to the challenge of “Before Design: Classic”, in an innovative and non-captioned manner, successfully conveying the idea of enduring beauty that survives to be passed down over the ages.
“Rooms. Novel Living Concepts” exhibition, curated by Beppe Finessi, part of the XXI Triennale International Exhibition at the Triennale di Milano, was geared to underscoring the particular remit of interior architecture and providing a vision of home living projected towards the future, as interpreted by 11 architects: Andrea Anastasio, Manolo De Giorgi, Duilio Forte, Marta Laudani e Marco Romanelli, Claudio Lazzarini e Carl Pickering, Francesco Librizzi, Alessandro Mendini, Fabio Novembre, Carlo Ratti Associati, Umberto Riva, Elisabetta Terragni.
The short video is a virtual tour throughout the exhibition which opened with an introductory space that sets the historical scene, showcasing a selection of fifty architectural designs for Italian interiors ranging from the 1920s to the present day. This then led into a series of 11 spaces – the rooms – conceived by an equal number of leading Italian cultural figures from the world of design, both established masters and young designers, some famous and others who have opted to stay largely out of the media spotlight, with no less of an emphasis on the quality of their work.
every half an hour
Wednesday 12: 4pm – 5.30pm
Thursday 13: 10.30am – 1pm and 4pm – 5.30pm
Friday 14: 10.30am – 1pm and 4pm – 5.30pm
Saturday 15: 10.30am – 4pm