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Best Italian Interior Design Selection

15 - 20 MAY 2018

Tuesday - Sunday
10.30 am - 8.30 pm
Palazzo della Triennale
An editorial initiative from Publicomm, the publishing house behind PLATFORM Architecture and Design which was created with the aim of photographing the state of the art of interior design by Italian designers. The selection of the projects was carried out through a free open call: there were over 400 candidate projects; 84 projects selected from retail, private residences, yachts, offices, accommodation and hospitality.

For over a hundred years, interior architecture has been the most vital and experimental laboratory of modern Italian architecture in general, a place where design, advanced craftsmanship, industry and social aspirations have often come together, happily producing fundamental works through which to understand our culture.
Modernity in Italy has developed more through interiors than with works created ex novo and now a series of thematic exhibitions including the latest powerful STANZE. Altre filosofie dell’abitare (Rooms and other living philosophies)” curated by Beppe Finessi in 2016 at La Triennale di Milano has had the merit of presenting this alternative way to contemporary design that is Italian interior architecture.
The call launched by Platform and Simona Finessi to bring together a new family of Italian interiors starts from the need to constantly update and comprehend an ever more varied overall picture because it disperses and disappears into the thousands of little rivers that run through the Italian landscape and the many companies it manages to accommodate.
The selection of these 84 built projects offers a scenario that is a child of our time, where the individualism of choices, tastes and spaces takes the upper hand over everything by defining an increasingly labyrinthine and sometimes rowdy image.
The merit of this portrait of Italy for interiors is that it looks at the capital as it does the province, the well-known studio as well as the emerging company, avoiding the distinction between domestic and public in a crescendo that is breaking down every possible border between privacy and the community dimension.
And this is the element or rather the need that seems to emerge in many cases, to increase the sense of exceptionality and uniqueness in order to give identity to an environment, when sometimes a subtle shift or control of materials, light and hierarchies is enough to create a unique space. In a world dominated by the need to exist at all costs, it is not easy for architects to find this balance and guide customers towards a more solid and resistant dimension. But it is also intriguing to think that interior imagery will assert itself in a world that is now alternating back and forth between the desire to be a selfie and to cancel itself in the silence of eternal forms and materials. The hope is that Italian architecture will never abdicate in favour of free, different, lateral and blatant experimentation and which over the last hundred years has taught the rest of the world what it means to live in the most evolved and advanced contemporaneity.

(Text from the catalogue’s introduction, by Luca Molinari)

Selected studios:

|BACC| Architettura, 35a studio, Abad Architetti, AFG Studio & Partners, Alessandro Corina Interior Designer, AMlab, Archea, Archiplan Studio, Archizero, Area-17 Architecture & Interiors, ARKPABI | Giorgio Palù e Michele Bianchi Architetti, Armellino & Poggio Architetti Associati con Rodolfo Fallucca e Marco Ricchebono, Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia, Baldo Battaglia Architetto , Beppe Riboli Studio, bgpiù Progettazione, Boffa Petrone & Partners, BTArchitetti, Bureau69 – Massimiliano Strano Architect, Caberlon Caroppi Architetti Associati, Capobiancoarchitetti, Citterio-Viel & Partners, Claudio Pironi & Partners, Claudio Silvestrin Architects, Damilanostudio Architects, Eidos, ElasticoSPA, Emanuel Serri Architetto, Enrico Muscioni Architect, Francesco Librizzi, Franco Scaglia Architetto, gambardellarchitetti, GaS Studio Granese Architecture & Design Studio, HIT arcHITects, Iarchitects, Iosa Ghini Associati, Laboratorio Permenente, Lai Studio – Maurizio Lai Architects, LDA.iMdA architetti associati, Lissoni Associati, Lorenzo Aureli Architetto, Lotti Architetti Associati, LPA – Luigi Pardo Architetti, Luca Moretto Architetto, Luca Soave Architetto, Lucchini Architetti, M2atelier/arch.Marco Bonelli-arch.Marijana Radovic, Marazzi Architetti, Marco Ciarlo Associati, Massimo Accoto Architetto , Massimo Farinatti Design, Massimo Mariani Architetto, Matteo Fantoni Studio, Meregalli Merlo Architetti Associati, Modourbano, MRC Architetti, NAT Office – christian gasparini architetto, Nathan Petrone & Partners, Nicola Salami Architetto, Parisotto + Formenton Architetti, Park Associati, Peia Associati, PERALTA – Luca Peralta Studio, Pietro Carlo Pellegrini Architetto, plasma Studio, PLS | DESIGN , randomdesign, Rizoma Architetture, storagemilano, Studio DC10, Studio Marco Piva, Studio Matteo Nunziati, Studio Ricatti, Studio Simonetti, Studio12 – Francesca Cutini Architetto, SUPERFUTUREDESIGN* , TETTIdegliARCHI, tissellistudioarchitetti, Tomoarchitects, UAU Un’Architettura Unica, Vudaferi-Saverino Partners, Zaettastudio, Zeno Pucci+Architects.


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