Alcova

Via Popoli Uniti 11-13, Milan
9-14 April 2019, 11 am - 7 pm

Alcova is an experimental prototype for an itinerant cultural institution in development by Space Caviar and Studio Vedèt. Currently operating as a roving platform for art and design across multiple sites in and around Milan, it activates forgotten locations and spaces of historical significance, temporarily recasting them as venues for performative activities.

 
INVERTERE ALCOVA 2019


Invertere

Alcova Popoli, Milan Design Week 2019 - Matthew McCormick has created a site-specific, limited edition lighting installation for Alcova that will be presented during Milan Design Week, April 9 - 14. Sitting midway between a lighting sculpture and design-art object, the gestalt configuration will be an undulating cluster of McCormick’s Mila pendants combined to create a randomized, multi-layered composition.

Invertere is made up of 19 oblong forms finished in brushed sterling silver, featuring the newest iterations of his notable Mila fixture in four varied sizes and diameters. Suspended from the ceiling by a series of thin cables, the elegant collection of balanced and inverted globes imbues Alcova Popoli Uniti’s Room 11 with a sense of poetry and grandeur - balancing both shape and mass to create its dynamic effect.

Invertere is intentionally designed with the observer in mind. Presented as an exhibit that can be navigated and explored, the sculpture exudes a visual tension from every vantage point,” says McCormick. “The harmonious mix of impossible balance and gravity defied is seemingly random in nature; however the shape of each Mila pendant are intentionally positioned to create a unique, billowing dialogue between each form.”

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MOre about alcova:

 
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Preserved in a state of semi-abandonment and partly overgrown by spontaneous vegetation, the monumental building of the former panettone factory of G. Cova & Co. is a key site in the history of Milanese industry.

Located adjacent to Stazione Centrale and directly in front of the Rovereto stop on the red metro line (approximately 10 minutes from Duomo), it is easily reachable from all parts of the city.

 

 
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Rossana Orlandi

Via Matteo Bandello 14-16 20123
9-14 April 2019, milan 

CASCADIA, the latest addition to Matthew McCormick’s collection, will make its global debut during
Milan Design Week 2019 at Spazio Rossana Orlandi, April 9-14.

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CASCADIA

Galleria Rossana Orlandi, Milan Design Week 2019 - Distinguished by its slender shape and the soft gradation of light from its hand-made, artisan glass tubing, Cascadia pendants are articulated and finished by its hand-polished metal fitting. The soft glow of the pendant is achieved through an opaline LED hue, balanced by the more industrial look of the metallic accents. Whether hanging alone as a delicate fixture over a bedside table, undulating over a dining table or cascading down a grand stairwell in a showering effect, the technical precision of Cascadia cohesively translates into in a piece that is both contemporary and timeless.

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about GALLERIA Rossana Orlandi:

Gallery Rossana Orlandi opened in 2002 at a former tie factory in the Magenta neighbourhood. Galleria Rossana Orlandi is known for forecasting new and upcoming designers, and has been established as one of the most revered platforms for avant-garde design and lifestyle. Rossana started her work focusing on the rising Dutch design wave with designers including Piet Hein Eek, Maarten Baas and Nacho Carbonell. Since then, her reach has moved widely around the world creating a catalog which reflects the most innovative design scenes from Europe to Asia to the Americas. The space is articulated in a non-traditional way: part showroom, part retail store, part offices and a courtyard for events – which all come together in a way that meets no boundaries.