Interni Mutant Architecture & Design is the name of a large exhibition-event created and organised by the Mondadori monthly Interni, edited by Gilda Bojardi, with the patronage of the City of Milan, and co-produced by Enel and MINI, to be held in the courtyards of the University of Milan, from 11 to 23 April, and coinciding with the Milan design week (11-17 April 2011).
The exhibition will be open to the public from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 April, from 9 am to midnight; from Monday 18 to Friday 22 April, from 9 am to 9 pm and on Saturday 23 April, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Interni Mutant Architecture & Design reflects on an architecture that mutates – in the perception of the physicality of the materials used, over time and in different locations – and that is characterised by enormous flexibility. With experimental INSTALLATIONS, the exhibition offers and large and spectacular composition that benefits form the collaboration of some of the leading companies in design and architecture. The larger works are on display in a number of spaces of the University of Milan in Via Festa del Perdono 7, in the Cortile d’Onore, the fifteenth and seventeenth century courtyards and the galleries.
A large number of designer, architects and companies have contributed with their projects to Interni Mutant Architecture & Design, including: Zaha Hadid Architects with Lea Ceramiche and Artemide, Ingo Maurer for Enel, Gwenael Nicolas with Deborah Milano, Michele De Lucchi with a special project for L’Aquila, Mario Botta with Mapei, GVM and RIVA 1920, Richard Meier with Italcementie Styl- Comp Group, SnØhetta in collaboration with Paolo Armenise + Silvia Nerbi with CarraraMarmotec, Andres Warming with Mini, Jacopo Foggini with Nice and Giulio Iacchetti with Moleskine.
Included in the Interni Mutant Architecture & Design exhibition there area also a series of DESIGN ISLANDS, ‘urban salons’, places to meet, created and prepared by leaders from the Italian and international furniture and design sector, who present unseen prototypes and items from their latest collections, including: Carlo Colombo with Arflex, Compagnia del Verde and Srtatex, Ron Gilad with De Castelli and Flos, Diego Grandi with Rosenthal and Sambonet, Setzu and Shinobu Ito with Art_Container, Massimo Pierattelli with Arval, Thomas Heatherwick and Sybarite with Marzorati Rochetti, Francesco Lucchese – Caldia Cube with Marmi and Graniti d’Italia Sicilmarmi, Pedro Campos Costa with Amorim Isolamentos, Matteo Ragni with Camparisoda, Lorenzo Palmieri with Lavazza a Modo Mio, Vincenzo de Cotiis with Rossana and Daniela Di Lauro and Massimiliano Dalla Foglia with Do.it Design Outlet Italiano. Among the Design Islands there is also the press-room designed by Simone Micheli with Visionnaire.
Interni Mutant Architecture & Design continues also in Piazza Duomo, in the 8 windows of La Rinascente.
Also during the exhibition-event organised by Interni, a series of special events will be held in the courtyards of the University of Milan, including:
– A keynote address (Lectio Magistralis) by Richard Meier: Saturday 9 April at 11:30 am in the Sala di Rappresentanza of the University of Milan.
– A keynote address (Lectio Magistralis) by Mario Botta: Wednesday 13 April at 4:30 pm in the Aula Magna of the University of Milan.
– A live concert: Tuesday 12 April at 8:00 pm, with sounds by Lorenzo Palmieri, at the University of Milan.