A cascade of colors on display at the sanctuary of
S. Antonio di Padova, created by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba
Karpeta, the rug company, and Texturae, specialized in the production of wallpaper, show the novelty products in a joint exhibition in the evocative setting of the Santuario di S. Antonio di Padova. The new Texturae products in exhibition are signed by the architect Gianluigi Landoni, Ludovica+Roberto Palomba and Zaven, while the latest Karpeta novelty is by storagemilano.
The products by Karpeta and Texturae not only redesign the interiors, but also create a narrative experience aimed at transforming the environment, modelling the set to make it the protagonist. The activity of Texturae and Karpeta is based on aesthetic research and qualitative excellence of the products; in each of the collections, designers and artists can express their creativity with inspirations from their personal sensibility, having the opportunity to work in small or large dimensions, and experimenting with the use and combination of various techniques.
The two brands present their 2019 novelties in a special installation inside the Santuario di S. Antonio di Padova. The church, originally designed by the architect Paolo Cesa Bianchi at the beginning of the Twentieth century, and later enlarged by Giovanni Muzio in the Seventies, houses the installation offering an eclectic decorative context, ranging from neo-baroque and neoclassical marks to neo-romantic accents. Here, in the clerical library, the designers Ludovica+Roberto Palomba have developed the installation concept “Unexpected Rainbow“, which focuses on the brightness of colours, in contrast to the austere rigor of space. The starting idea is to bring “a piece of sky in its most colourful sense, the rainbow” inside the installation. The designers describe the concept as follows: “The installation path we have designed for Karpeta + Texturae focuses on the colours of the prints. An Unexpected Rainbow, in digital print, becomes the fil rouge of the exhibition and envelops the viewer in a colorful walk, emphasizing the unique designs for which the company stands out.”
The collection of wallpapers Segni e Tracce, designed by architect Gianluigi Landoni, reflects the brand’s tendency to balance grafic patterns with softer motifs in neutral tones and delicate structures. Landoni’s products recall the colours of the earth, natural landscapes and materials surfaces.
Antitesi, by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, is the series of wallpapers that explores the theme of opposites: dimensions, materials, different gestures that come into contact dividing the space of a wall. The patterns, breaking at half height, give voice to the continuous desire to experiment and find new perspectives to perceive the products: the soft, hand-drawn signs of the upper part collide with the decisive, graphic patterns of the lower part. This contrast is further accentuated by the decision not to use colours other than black and white.
Lastly, Zaven, the multidisciplinary creative studio founded by Enrica Cavarzan and Marco Zavagno, presents the Northern Lights collection of wallpapers: inspired by the Northern Lights and the almost surreal play of light and colours that it generates, the wallpapers of this series open up a view of an intangible scenario, made up of contrasts of light and perspective dimensions that reveal and hide colours.
Texturae also participates as technical partner in the installation Life in Vogue – The Interior’s Cut, for the production of a wallpaper with the original pattern designed by Pierre Marie, set up in the corridor of Vogue headquarters offices.
Karpeta also showcases the latest novelty, presenting Laguna, the rug created by the storagemilano studio. The new concept, conceived by the Milanese architecture and design studio, was born as “a picture of chromatic contrasts poured between the rough and the delicate depths of the lake”.
Segni e Tracce
Gianluigi Landoni graduated in architecture from Politecnico di Milano. In 1985 he founded the design trend group “Amalgama”. He worked for Rodolfo Bonetto studio from 1988 to 1990, and since 1997 has been partner of Progetica Design studio, where he carries out a research and development project of industrial and product design. He also founded the multidisciplinary studio ALTROdesign with Rosaria Sofia Galli. Since 2001 he has been working independently as a consultant for design-oriented companies in various fields, and also designs furnishings for companies in residential and commercial projects. He participates in numerous exhibitions and competitions, and has received prizes and awards, including tje mention in 1991 edition of Compasso d’Oro and the subsequent Compasso d’Oro Award in the 1998 edition. He is a member of the Permanent Design Observatory, the ADI Design Index and the ADI Lombardy Board of Directors.
Zaven is a design studio founded in 2006 by Enrica Cavarzan and Marco Zavagno. It is based in Venice and works on product design, graphic design, installations and art direction. For Zaven, design is an analytical process: each project originates from research and the product represents its synthesis. Whether it’s an object of use or visual communication, Zaven’s work always aims at formal clarity. In a multidisciplinary perspective, the studio has taken part in numerous collaborations with creatives from different fields. Some of its clients are Agusta Westland, Antolini Marmi, Atipico, CC Tapis, Cedit, FontanaArte, Knoll, HelloVenezia, Mercedes, MINI Bmw, Miniforms, Nike, Novamobili, PaolaC, Red Bull, Replay Jeans, Galleria Secondome, Seletti, Telecom Italia, Tod’s. From 2012 to 2015 Zaven founded, together with a group of designers, the Something Good brand, publisher of contemporary design accessories, which was one of the first companies focused on giving visibility to traditional craftsmanship, anticipating a phenomenon that is still expanding today.
Ludovica and Roberto Palomba are the head architects and designers of Palomba Serafini Associati studio, founded in 1994 in Milan. They regularly collaborate (for some also as art directors) with some of the most established brands, including: Artemide, Alias, Benetti, Bisazza, Bof , Brix, Cappellini, Dornbracht, Driade, Elmar, Exteta, Ethimo, Fiam, Flaminia, Foscarini, Giorgetti, Ideal Standard, Kartell, Kartell by Laufen, Kos, Laufen, Lema, Maserati, Poltrona Frau, Salviati, Samsung, Tubes, Valli&Valli, Viccarbe, When Objects Work, Zanotta, Zucchetti. Their design language is above all a philosophical approach: the search for the essence of each project, closer to the concept of balance as conceived in oriental cultures than to the Nordic style, resulting in aesthetic and well-being outcomes. A brave design, equidistant from decorativism and radical minimalism, is the result of values and themes that drive the architects work. They received numerous international awards such as the Compasso D’Oro, the Elle Decoration International Design Award, the Red Dot, the Design Plus, the Good Design Award and the German Design Award.
storagemilano è uno studio di architettura e design fondato a Milano nel 2002 da Barbara Ghidoni, Marco Donati e Michele Pasini. Il concetto alla base di storagemilano è quello di operare in varie aree del design dalla costruzione di idee architettoniche alle installazioni. Il lavoro di storagemilano comprende ogni aspetto del progetto: dalla scocca architettonica al mobile, con un particolare accento su materiali e forme. L’approccio si basa sulla ricerca di nuove linee estetiche e soluzioni spaziali, studiate su misura per il cliente e sull’interpretazione del suo DNA in modo personale. storagemilano collabora con molti marchi internazionali e clienti privati in vari progetti, progettando negozi al dettaglio, showroom, uffici, sfilate di moda, scenografie, case private e edifici residenziali.
Unexpected Rainbow, via Farini 10
Orari di apertura: Mar – Dom, H10 – 20
Preview stampa: Lun, H10 – 17
Opening cocktail: Mar, H18 – 22
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