Location: Milan (IT) Partner: Embassy and Consulate General of the Netherlands in Milan, 5 Vie, Federica Sala (PS/Design Consultant) Collaborator: Tomas Dirrix Photographer: Delfino Sisto Legnani Year: 2017
Studio Ossidiana exhibits 'Petrified Carpets' at Salone del Mobile 2017 in the magnificent settings of the courtyard of Siam in Via Santa Marta. The installation inside the courtyard is conceived as a landscape of objects in which one can enter, stop, sit and like in a garden. The concrete elements are placed in a marble gravel and sand topography, the same aggregates that compose the mixture of concrete used for the objects. The courtyard becomes a landscape of objects, a 'playground' where visitors can discover new relationships between objects and the surrounding context. Moreover, the historical Milanese courtyard relates to the elements architectural inspired by the oriental garden, and recalls with its proportions the Hortus Conclusus of Islamic gardens.