This weekend I checked out one of Interni’s largest exhibits, held at la Università degli Studi di Milano, in close proximity to the Duomo. This is one of those exhibits you will want to check out when you have a few hours available on a warm day. The majority of the exhibition is outside, and boasts interactive design common areas for families and friends to sit and mingle.
Families and friends mingle on quirky designed seating.
Upon entering the venue, you are first greeted by quite the multitude of sculptures and structures, candy colored and engaging in their quirkiness.
The Main Green Pasture with the Yellow Tower, Living Line and Monumento a Il Rossetto.
From left to right, we see the Yellow Tower with Veuve Clicquot, designed by Luca Trazzi and inspired by the shape and color of the elegant and delicious, bubbly beverage. In center, mesmerize yourself with Living Line partnered with Velko 2000 and designed by Speech Tchoban & Kuznetsov with Agniya Sterligova. This enchanting curved structure almost mimics the shape of a four-leafed clover. It’s lovely to see in the early or late hours of the day, when the light plays perfectly with the mirrored reflections. One of the more whimsical and fun aspects to the exhibition, you can see in the right of the photo, is a the giant revolving lipstick. Monumento a Il Rossetto was designed by Alessandro and Francesco Mending with Deborah Milano.
Take a stroll around the perimeter of the grassy area, and you will find many more exhibitions, many of which are interactive. Take the Leonardo da Vinci-esch sculpture, which allows visitors to step inside one of the many layers of projected sculpture.
A Leonardo da Vinci inspired Interactive Sculpture
If you make your way into the next door open area, you will be greeted by a maze of red. Future Flowers is an installation you will have to see in full yourself to truly appreciate! My recommendation is to find a perch from above to appreciate.
The strikingly red “Future Flowers” Exhibit
Along one of the corridors you can experience a multitude of furniture and even fashion exhibits! - for you stylish ones. The beautiful couches and chairs in the open air corridors are inviting enough for a sit - but make sure you only look! Redecorating anyone?
Corridor of Mobile
Flashing Lights - Fashion Forward Light Exhibit
Personally, my favorite piece of the whole show was Alessandro Michele’s Folkdores for Richard Gionori. There are two on either side of the corridor and they are bea-u-ti-ful! Very Alice in Wonderland- esch for you dreamers out there.
Alessandro Michele’s whimsical “Folklord” doors
Upstairs and inside, you will find a plethora of other art, deco and design exhibitions. I won’t give too much more away, I want you guys to enjoy and experience on your own. The exhibition is open until April 24th and admission is free. Bring a cup of coffee and a sketch book to jot down some ideas, because you will be inspired from this place!
Until next time, ciao!